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Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

The Royal has a long established history of working with pupils towards their Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. This challenging scheme is well recognised as the world’s leading youth achievement award and is regarded by universities and employers as a hallmark of maturity, independence and inner strength.

Seniors work their way through the programme from Bronze through to Gold, with each stage becoming increasingly more challenging and taking longer to complete. Integral to all three levels, are challenging physical activities; organising and competing in hill walking expeditions; a requirement to master new skills and for pupils to offer their volunteering services within the local community.

DofE meetings are held every week after school during which time our pupils cover the essentials needed to see them through the programme – for example, teambuilding exercises, cooking, map work and navigation.

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Flexibility – we have packages available for flexi boarding which might suit busy families where both parents work late or where parents may want some time away.

3 night stays mid-week for £135

3 night weekend stay which includes an activity for £155

Single night £55

Routine – structured evenings including a supervised prep, evening activities and a good bedtime routine ensuring our boarders are well rested for the next day.

Enrichment – our boarding houses are incredibly diverse and act as an opportunity for boarders to experience cultures from all around the world. The nurturing environment helps them develop socially and helps prepare them for life after school.

Family – We have a strong family ethos here at The Royal School, strengthened by our fantastic and experienced staff and their own families including our much-loved Harry (4) and Thomas (1) who have all the boarders in the palm of their hands.

To find out more contact admissions