The William Allitt School

The William Allitt School

Learning Without Limits

DofE gives you the chance to do something completely new and improve on things you’re already doing. It takes you out of your comfort zone and into a place where you will push yourself and have amazing new experiences. You will build confidence, resilience, skills for work and friendship groups. Importantly, you will have a brilliant time doing it. 

Following a successful launch this Autumn, we are pleased to confirm we have 13 year 9 students signed up to Bronze DofE and 19 year 10 students starting their Silver journey.

Students are already out in our community working towards their volunteering section and many are trying new sports and skills. 

There are four units to complete, the expedition unit is pre-planned and already booked, but the other three below are only as limiting as your imagination.  Some ideas are below each heading.




Football Charity work    Learn to play the piano
Horse riding Supporting at sports clubs Learn to cook Chinese
Swimming Brownies, cubs, scouts help Origami course
Park runs Reading at the library Decorating
Martial Arts      Coffee and chat time at residential homes Bike maintenance



2 or 3 days of walking and map reading in the Peak District

Overnight camping

Cooking your own food

For further information on how DofE can help you now and in the future, please visit:


PDF iconInitial parent information letter 

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr Holmes or Mrs Copley for any information

01283 216404


Training weekend

Friday 15th March – Saturday 16th March.  (Both Bronze and Silver students).  This will be in a bunk barn due to the time of year.

Practice expedition

Friday 3rd May – Saturday 4th May.  – Bronze students

Friday 3rd May – Sunday 5th May – Silver students

Qualifying expedition

Friday 21st June – Saturday 22nd June – Bronze students

Wednesday 10th July –Friday 12th July – Silver students

All students must attend training, practice and qualifying expeditions to complete the unit.  These days have already been booked and therefore are non negotiable.

2018-2019 News

Voluntary service award






Student Awards!

Congratulations to our first 5 students of this academic year who have been awarded with their Bronze  DofE certificates and pin badges.  Two of these students are also nearing completion of their Silver award.

Many more students are close to completing their Bronze awards and we look forward to celebrating their success in the near future. 

We are currently recruiting students for both Bronze and Silver DofE and welcome students and parents to our information evening on 9th October at 6pm.


2017-2018 Expedition Highlights