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Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Start of the Autumn term in C

Pupils enrol and then start to participate in activities for the skill and physical sections. Pupils will have the opportunity to take part in one term of Pioneering, which will count towards their volunteering activity section.


It will take you at least 6 months to complete the Silver award if you’ve already achieved your Bronze award, or 12 months if you’ve jumped straight into the Silver award.

  • Volunteering: 6 months
  • Physical and Skills: one section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months
  • Expedition: 3 days/2 nights

If you didn’t complete the Bronze award, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longest section of the Physical and Skills sections.

Commitment and responsibility

The School requires that all pupils will have completed the skill and physical sections by the end of the Spring term, before they can qualify for the expeditions.


Please complete and submit the online consent form so that we can register pupils onto the DofE programme. They will then receive their login details to access their online logbook.

Walking expedition dates 2021-2022

Details of this year's expedition dates can be downloaded below. Pupils must have completed the Skill and Physical sections in order to qualify for the expeditions.

Training/P​​​ractice Expedition:

Depart – Monday 18 April, 10.00
Return – Wednesday 20 April, 18.00

Qualifying Expedition:

Depart - Friday 3 June, 10.00
Return - Sunday 5 June, 18.00


  • Registration: £23 - added to the Autumn term bill.
  • Training/practice and qualifying expeditions: £150 (the cost for each expedition). This is added to the Summer term bill.