The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award [DofE] at The Bulmershe School is a thriving as aspect of our curriculum Leadership and Challenge block taught in year 9. There is an opportunity for students to complete Silver Award in 6th form in extra-curricular time.

Through DofE, Students will develop their independence, confidence and organisational skills. A DofE Award not only enhances CVs and University applications, but also provides participants with plenty of opportunities to build on teamwork, survival and life skills. 

DofE Awards

Doe awards

Outline of the Scheme

There are 4 sections for both the Bronze and Silver Awards.




Students undertake service to individuals or the community


Students aim to improve in an area of sport, dance or fitness


Students develop practical and social skills and personal interests


Students plan and train for the completion of an adventurous journey and camping in the UK

For more information about the award and how you can support your child in completion please visit the DofE website.

DofE Kit list

Students are expected to provide personal items for their expeditions. Group kit is provided by the school. 

View the full DofE Bronze Kit List

EDoE log in

Students can record their progress by using EDofE.


Bronze (Year 9) DofE

25th-26th May 2023

15th-16th June 2023

Silver (6th Form) DofE

Sat 22nd -Monday 24th April

Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th July 2023

* We are looking at the possibility of launching Silver DofE to year 10 as an extra-curricular. More information to follow.

How long does the DofE Programme take to complete?

Timescales dofe

DofE Responsibility

Responsibility is a school value, so we encourage our DofE students to take responsibility for their own award (with your support). They can do this by speaking to their DofE teacher or DofE Manager directly about any concerns or queries. There is also a google classroom set up for all of the DofE groups which should answer most of their questions. Parents should be able to see all the resources posted so that you can best support your child.

More ideas about how you can support your child here. https://www.dofe.org/do/parents/


DofE Manager for the Bulmershe school

Dr Harris


Assistant DofE manager

Georgina Pooler



Page Downloads Date  
DoE Overview Parents Information 18th Oct 2022 Download
DoE Information Booklet 18th Oct 2022 Download
DoE SEND Information 18th Oct 2022 Download