Contact Us

Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2LD
Telephone: 020 8508 0404
Fax: 020 8508 9301

We are in easy reach from various methods of transport.

Buses: 20, 667
Underground: Debden Park, Theydon Bois or Loughton. All on the Central Line.
SATNAV users: IG10 2LW. Parking at Davenant is available for visitors.
Nuturing Mind, Body and Spirit Nuturing Mind, Body and Spirit
Print This Page

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh at Davenant

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme began in 1956 and continues to grow in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Here at Davenant all three levels operate with the expedition section broadening students experience through an increasing challenge.

Bronze will begin with school based training from October 2017 before continuing with the assessment taking place in Danbury, Essex.

For Silver, the final assessment takes place in the Forest of Dean. The participants are monitored during the day and checked at the wild campsites at the end of each day. It is sometimes possible for staff to be in the same area overnight but it must be stressed that expedition groups should be regarded as being unsupervised when camping overnight in wild locations.

Gold has a wild camping practice in the Lake District ahead of the assessment programme which involves wild camping in Snowdonia.

Again, the participants are monitored during the day and checked at the wild campsites at the end of each day. It is sometimes possible for staff to be in the same area overnight but it must be stressed that expedition groups should be regarded as being unsupervised when camping in wild locations.

The scheme is administered and monitored through an online system, ‘eDofE’, and involves three other sections (Volunteering, Physical Activity and a Skill) at Bronze and Silver level and a fourth additional element (Residential Section) at Gold level.

The ‘eDofE’ allows students and parents to input evidence of their activities which is then approved through the school and Essex CC Youth and Community (DofE). The DofE website provides answers to a range of questions you may have about the scheme or you can make an enquiry through DukeofEdinburgh@davenant.org.