The Olympus Academy Trust is committed to delivering an outstanding education for young people, ensuring that our students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

We work in close partnership with our schools, ensuring that we facilitate the sharing of best practice and provide access to a wide range of partners and resources for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Visit our website here or follow us on Twitter @olympustrust.




Abbeywood Community School is offering the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bronze Award to Year 9 students and the Silver Award to Year 10 & 12 students.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities, designed to support the personal and social development of young people. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable things in their free time.

The Award is widely recognised by educationalists and employers. Some of the benefits to young people include developing or discovering: 

  • A sense of achievement
  • New skills and interests
  • Self-confidence and self-reliance
  • Leadership skills and abilities
  • Exciting opportunities
  • Experience of teamwork and decision making
  • Enjoyment 

There are four sections to the Award. Participants should complete a minimum of 15 hours over 3 months on each of the skills, volunteering/service and physical recreation sections, with an additional 15 hours over 3 months to be spent on one of the sections. Students will be expected to make their own arrangements for these sections although this could involve participation in an existing club either at school or elsewhere. In every case, an appropriate trained adult will be expected to act as a supervisor and complete a brief assessment of the participation in the activity. The fourth section is the expedition. This is a two day walking and camping journey which is arranged by the School. Full training will be given by members of staff who have experience leading expeditions in the UK and who hold nationally recognised qualifications.

Some of the After School Enrichment clubs on offer can be used towards the Bronze Award,   Please click on the link here to view the clubs - green is for Physical activities and pink for Skills.

Please note the dates for the Silver practice expedition is now 27 - 29 March and the Bronze practice expedition is now 15 & 16 May 2020

D of E Bronze Letter June 2019 for Year 9 Students (September 2019)

Bronze DofE Expedition Overview

D of E Silver Letter June 2019 to Year 10 & 12 Students (September 2019)

Parent Consent Form

Enrolment Form

Expedition Kit List

Winter Training Tips

If you would like further information on the Duke of Edinburgh Award please visit their website or contact via email: Cole,


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and to the following Companies for their kind donation of Raffle Prizes for our Fundraising Quiz on Friday 1 March 2019.