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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an outstanding initiative aimed at 14 to 24 year olds.  It offers young people the opportunity to take part in a highly-regarded, challenging and fulfilling scheme which will not only benefit the awardees but their communities too. 

The Duke of Edinburgh Award was founded, and is patroned by Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh, in 1956.  During this time, the scheme has been dedicated to the personal development of young people from all backgrounds and is the widest reaching programme of any UK youth charity with 275,000 young people (30,000 are from disadvantaged backgrounds) taking part every year.   

Many pupils take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. 

Ofsted, 2022

If you would like more information regarding DofE at Warlingham contact us via email

To take part in DofE please read the DofE Guide for Parents and Carers, print the registration form, complete it and return it to your DofE leader.

Which Award are you doing?

Click on the award you have enrolled on for more information about your trips, status, news and tips:







For more information about a certain section please see the relevant leader(s) as shown above. For further information on the Duke of Edinburgh Award, please visit the DofE website here.


To achieve an award, you need to prove what activities you've been doing, show how you've processed and you've met the goals you set for each section.

eDofE is an online system that means you can record your DofE programme and activities, and prove what you've done in loads of different ways. To log in, please click here.

Why do DofE?

Good question! Because, from the first day to the last it’s a real adventure.  Every section gives you something different - that's the fun of it! You’ll enjoy loads of new experiences, discover talents you never thought you had, challenge yourself and meet loads of people just like you.  Plus you’ll do things you love and get a kick out of it!

Then there’s all the other stuff:

  • Achieving an award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities.
  • You'll be getting recognised for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already).
  • You’ll make a difference to other people’s lives and to your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.

And above all, it's great fun - the question should really be why wouldn't you bother?!