The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award


Gillotts School has recently become a Directly Licensed Centre with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and, in our first year, we will be taking 42 Year 9 students through their Bronze level. Any Year 9 student is old enough to do their Bronze Award even if you do not turn 14 years old until the end of Year 9.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a real adventure from beginning to end. Eventually, you can do programmes at three levels leading to Bronze, Silver and Gold. You choose what you are going to do so your programme can be full of activities that get you buzzing. You will choose an activity in each of these 4 areas:

  • Physical
  • Skill
  • Volunteering
  • Expedition

Along the way you will pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Better still, having a DofE Award has been shown to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to job and university applications.

We will be holding a Parents’ Information Evening on Thursday 5th October, 7-8pm. Please do come along with your parents if you would like to find out more information. A DofE Officer will be on site to answers any questions and application forms will be available to take home that evening.

If you have any queries before then, you can contact me at You can also visit which has loads of useful information for participants and parents.

Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday 5th October!

Mrs Cathy Johnson,

DofE Manager

How to find us

Gillotts School
Gillotts Lane

01491 574315

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