Duke of Edinburgh award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities, designed to support the personal and social development of our students. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time.

We currently have students working towards their GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE AWARDS.

All the awards involve students participating in the following areas for different lengths of time depending on which award they are working towards:

  • Voluntary work
  • Skill
  • Physical activity
  • Expedition
  • Residential (Gold only)


Locations for the expeditions


Leighton Buzzard/Woburn/Brickhills/Ashridge/Ivinghoe


Derbyshire – White Peak Area


Lake District/Snowdonia


Letters and general information

Duke of Edinburgh key dates 2018 for Bronze, Silver and Gold awards

Bronze DofE Parent information evening letter Jan 2018

Duke of Edinburgh information leaflet February 2018

Bronze DofE Assessed Expedition letter March 2018

Kit list

How to pack a rucksack


Awards Evening 2017

We held our first Duke of Edinburgh Awards Evening on Wednesday 12th July. It was a wonderful occasion bringing everyone together to celebrate so many of our students' achievements. A total of 53 students received bronze awards, 14 students achieved silver awards and 7 students completed gold awards.

Three students who received their bronze awards spoke magnificently about their experiences; Molly Collins, William Fitzsimmons and Marc Kilroy.

Two students who received silver awards played guitar and sang beautifully; Molly Churchill and Lucy McLeod. Finally, three of our gold award winners; Laura Hussey, Rachael O’Connor and Matthew Nash, shared various experiences from having achieved all three awards. They also explained how working towards their gold award has helped them get into university and develop many transferable skills now utilised in their careers.

Congratulations to all our award winners and many thanks to the DofE team for all their help throughout the year.