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Wallington High School for Girls

Wallington High School for Girls

'A strong learning community. Pupils are proud of their school. The broad curriculum and high prior attainment of pupils lead to strong achievement.' OFSTED 2019

Duke of Edinburgh

Enrolment for 2023/24 is now open.

We are delighted to offer your child the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Award is run in school and in collaboration with and Activ Adventures.

The Award can be completed at three levels:

  • Bronze Award in Year 9
  • Silver Award in Year 10
  • Gold Award in Year 12

The Award can be achieved by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community.
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.

At Gold level, you must do an additional Residential section, which involves working and staying away from home doing a shared activity.

Please find below a presentation, from the leader of the Duke Of Edinburgh Program here at Wallington High School for Girls, explaining more about the program at our school alongside the presentations from our expedition partners. Please note that there is a charge attached for a student to join this award scheme; more details are provided in the invite letters below.

Click below for the:

Duke of Edinburgh presentation

You can also find some very useful information on the following websites

Duke of Edinburgh Website

Enrolling for an award

You will also be asked to make the enrolment fee payment via our online payment system, Parent pay by the same deadline. The larger fee for the expedition is payable to Activ Adventures later, after your enrolment has been completed with the Duke of Edinburgh Program.

Help towards the costs of the program
Students that are in receipt of pupil premium and/or free school meals can apply for help towards reducing the cost of the enrolment fee and Expedition costs via the Access to Pupil Premium Funding by the 25th November 2023. Any support will be decided by a school committee based upon set criteria and any award is normally a contribution to the costs, rather than full funding.

Information for after enrolment 

  Participant forms can be found in the following section of the DofE     
 website. This includes Activity Logs for each category plus copies of
 Assessor reports for your completion; along with Program planners to
 help you decide and plan how to complete each section of your award.


If you have any queries regarding the Duke of Edinburgh Award, please email:-