Dorset County Council DofE Current Centres

Where are they?

A summary can be found here. Links to each Centre and/or their Co-ordinators are below:-

Open Award Centres:

Christchurch  Jae Harris

Corfe Mullen  Nigel Christopher

East Dorset  Ken Redman

Gillingham  Tony Baverstock

Wareham  Barry Ashdown

Sturminster Newton Dawn Ball

Swanage  Dave Pratten

Schools, academies and colleges

All Saints CE School, Weymouth Kevin Butcher

Beaminster School Rachael Randall

Beaucroft Foundation School (SEN), Wimborne Diane Wilkinson

Blandford School Matt Lishman

Budmouth College, Weymouth Sam Temple

Dorset Studio School, Dorchester Maddie Hursthouse

Gryphon School, Sherborne Geoff Cooke

Highcliffe School, Christchurch Claire Fellingham

Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy, Portland  Karnan Thorne

Lytchett Minster School  Andrew Mead

Mountjoy School, Beaminster Emma Nokes

Queen Elizabeth’s School, Wimborne Gemma Heighway

Shaftesbury School  Roger Hayball

Sir John Colfox School, Bridport Nathan Bartlett

Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester  Paul Bendall

Twynham School, Christchurch  Dani Trudgeon

Westfield Arts College (SEN), Weymouth Rosie Down

Wey Valley School, Weymouth  Mark Salmon

Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis  Sarah Vincent

Independent schools

Leweston, Sherborne  Claire Godman-Dorington

Milton Abbey  Trev Law

Sherborne Girls  Tom Fremlin

Sherborne Boys  Rob Dillow

Sherborne International  Jennifer Donnelly

Dorset Virtual Gold

This is for the independent young person who cannot find a DofE Centre near them but wants to complete their Gold. There is no need to have completed previous levels.

If you’re aged 16+ then the Virtual Centre is for you. You don’t need to attend any meetings, unless undertaking your Expedition, and you can choose what you want to do and when you want to do it. This is a chance for you to gain new experiences, give yourself an edge over the competition and develop yourself in ways that employers and universities are hungry for. Find out more on our Going for Gold page.

The benefits of doing DofE: one young person’s view and the skills for work gained.

Find examples of personal statements here

Read the article in The Guardian (February 2016) which recommends including your DofE experiences on your CV