The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Chipping Norton School is now a directly licensed centre and offers the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold level.

The aim of the award at each level is to encourage independence in young people outside the classroom. It allows students to develop vital skills such as confidence, teamwork, communication, problem solving, organisation and leadership – key skills which colleges, universities and employers are looking for. And at the same time it is fun!

These prestigious awards are very popular amongst students and the majority of those who begin an award go on to successfully complete it. As well as an expedition run by a team of trained staff volunteers, students must complete the following sections.\

Volunteering – undertake service to individuals or the community
Physical – improve in an area of sport, dance or fitness

Skill – learn a new skill or develop an existing one

Students at gold level must also complete a residential.

Further information about the DofE Award can be found at

The Bronze award is launched to year 9 students in term 5, Silver is offered to year 11 students, and Gold is available to students in the sixth form.

Bronze – Miss C Richmond
Silver and Gold – Mr J Hopkins