Duke of Edinburgh


    Chipping Norton School is now a directly licenced 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 www.dofe.org.


    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 – Mrs R Sellars and Mr J Hopkins


    Useful resources:

    Medical Form

    Kit list



    Chipping Norton School is an academy managed by the River Learning Trust, which is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with a registered company number 7966500 Registered Office: The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, OX2 7EE, United Kingdom.