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Meadowhead School

Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Here at Meadowhead School, we are delighted to be a Directly Licensed Centre for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

We are currently running the Bronze level Duke of Edinburgh scheme with our Year 10 and Year 12 students, and will be sending out information in September for next year’s scheme 2024-25, which will be open to our students in Year 10.

Please see information below for key dates and information


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“Being asked to take on the role of patron after my father is a particular honour and quite a responsibility. Sustaining and enhancing what is arguably his greatest legacy around the world matters a great deal to me, as does pursuing the award's long-term ambition of universal access so that every eligible young person has the opportunity to participate.”
Prince Edward, The Duke of Edinburgh.


Login Details

All students should now have received their eDofE log in details ( and an information pack containing the kit list (below).

Please add your personal email address

and home address.

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DofE Card - The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) Shop

Dates for your diary.

  •  Wednesday June 12th 2024 (In school training)
  •  Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2024 (Practice expedition)
  •  Saturday 20th and Sunday


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The payment schedule for the remaining payments are as follows: 

Payment 3 – 30th April 2024

Payment 4 – 31st May 2024

Payment 5 – 30th June 2024

The initial payment of £25.50 for the DofE registration is non-refundable. The cut off date for any further cancellations is 19th April 2024.


 Expedition groups

Expedition groups are now being formed. These will be the groups for both the practice and qualifying expeditions. Sadly, we cannot fully confirm these as final groupings.

If any students drop out, groups may need to be changed to ensure we are not running groups below the minimum numbers. If this does happen, we will work to ensure all students are still in a group with others they know.

Both expedition weekends and the in-school training day are run by BXM Outdoors. Please visit the parent information section on their website for lots of useful information, including full kit list information and food advice:

Quick Kit List Checklist

Clothing Camping Equipment
Walking boots Sleeping bag (3 season)
Waterproof jacket Sleeping mat
Waterproof trousers Mess tin/cooking pot
2 mid-layers (fleece) Cutlery
2 base layers Cleaning equipment
2 walking trousers/shorts Food
Several pairs of walking socks  
Underwear Optional Items
Appropriate hat Notebook and pencil
Gloves Sunglasses
Essentials Camera
65 litre rucksack  
Head torch  
First Aid kit  
Mobile phone  
2 water bottles (1 litre)  
Survival bag  
Wash kit and towel