Duke of Edinburgh Award

DofE Bronze is run in Year 9 and open to all students to apply to participate. Information regarding the award goes out to students just after the Christmas holidays to enrol and begin the award by February half term.  Students are then registered as part of DofE and they will attend one DofE session a week run at lunchtimes. During the DofE sessions expedition skills are learned in preparation for the practise and qualifying expeditions. The other service sections (volunteering, physical and skill) are completed in students own time with school support where necessary. Practise expedition will take place at the end of the summer term in Year 9 and the qualifying expedition will be completed in the winter term of Year 10, once all other sections are complete.

There is also an opportunity to complete the Silver award in the Sixth Form.

Any further information about the awards and their requirements can be found at www.dofe.org

National Citizen Service

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government-funded initiative for 16-17 year olds that brings together schools, community organisations, businesses and individuals with the aim of helping to build a stronger and more cohesive society.

In Year 11, students have the opportunity to take part in a programme of activities during their summer holiday.  You can read about NCS and the summer programme here;