Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a challenging scheme is recognised nationally and regarded by universities and employers as a hallmark of maturity, independence and inner strength.

The school offers Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

The components of the award also reflect the school’s desire to equip students with relevant life skills that will also serve them well as they make their way toward Higher Education and employment.

Students from Years 9-13 volunteer to take on the challenges posed by the different aspects of this award. The award is achieved by completing a personal programme of activities broken down into four sections. More details about the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme can be here.


  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community.

  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.

  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.

  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.

  • Residential (Gold only): which involves working and staying away from home doing a shared activity.