The William Allitt School

The William Allitt School

Learning Without Limits


Pride Award

At The William Allitt Academy 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 Academy 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. 

Come along and find out more about this exciting opportunity for year 9 and 10 students.

Year 9 students are eligible to enrol onto the Bronze award.

Year 11 students who have completed Bronze can progress on to Silver.

Year 10 (and any Year 11’s who may be interested) students who are new to DofE are able to do direct entry onto Silver.

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 Coffeeand chat time at residential homes Bike maintenance


The expedition unit consists of:


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:

All dates below are already booked and non-negotiable. 

Students must attend all training, practice and qualifying expeditions.

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

T:01283 216404

Dates for 2022/2023

Training/practice weekend

Thursday 11th May - Friday 12th May

Qualifying expedition

Thursday 8th June – Friday 9th June

Voluntary Service Award