D of E Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s 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. The award is a national run charity with the aim of developing young people and the skills they have.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s 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. 

D of E at Grange Academy

Grange Academy has been successfully providing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme since 2012.

We currently offer support in achieving Bronze and Silver Award at Grange Academy:

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award Year 9-11
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award Year 11

Achieving a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a valuable, nationally recognised, award which will improve your child’s Curriculum Vitae for future applications to college or work. We also have lots of fun, learn new skills and learn to work as a supportive team.

If your child wishes they can join in our activities to work towards their award or, if they are already learning new skills, volunteering or doing a physical activity in their own time this can be recorded by the organisation they are working with; who will liaise with the D of E leader.

We meet every Monday and Thursday 3.30 – 5.00 pm for the Bronze Award.

The cost of joining the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is a one off payment of £25.  There is financial support available if it is needed.  Contact the school for more details.

We offer the following activities for Bronze Award:

  • Skills: Learning about growing vegetables, marketing and selling.
  • Physical: Archery, hiking and other physical activities.
  • Volunteering: We complete tasks around school as required.
  • Expedition: This will consist of 2 days independent walking carrying everything pupils need for an overnight camp. Participants will plan their own routes, cook their own food and erect their tents, all of which is taught during the D of E sessions.

Grange Academy is a Unicef Gold Rights Respecting School and Gold Artsmark School. Ofsted rated ‘Good’ (May 2022).
Telephone: 01234 407100 – Office Email: grange@biltt.org