The William Allitt School

The William Allitt School

Learning Without Limits


Extra Curricular Opportunities

At The William Allitt School we aim to ensure every student has the opportunity to access out of school hours activities relevant to their interests and abilities.

An enormous number of our students last year benefited from taking part in activities extra to those carried out in lesson time. The wide range of opportunities enables students to gain life skills and build character. 

Residential visits and trips are also an extremely important part of a student’s journey through school life. Friendships are forged and cultures experienced which often form the starting points of lifelong influences. The school runs many visits abroad for educational, social and recreational purposes including to Italy and Iceland supporting work in geography, to Spain for languages and to Berlin for history. Activity themed visits include a netball tour in the UK, a football tour to Germany and the Bushcraft Camp for Year 7. 


Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The William Allitt School is proud to be successfully running the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

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. 

At the start of this academic year, we currently have 16 students finalising their silver award and our parents launch on the 16th October we hope to sign up many more bronze and silver students. 

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



The expedition unit consists of:

Bronze – 2 full days of walking and 1 night camping

Silver – 3 full days of walking and 2 nights camping

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

Dates for 2019/2020

Training weekend

Friday 1st May - Saturday 2nd May (Both Bronze and Silver students). 

Practice expedition

Friday 15th May – Saturday 16th May  – Bronze students

Friday 5th June – Sunday 7th June – Silver students

Qualifying expedition

Friday 26th June – Saturday 27th June – Bronze students

Wednesday 8th July –Friday 10th July – Silver students

Voluntary Service Award




Extra Curricular Booklet