Dorset County Council DofE Current Centres

Where are they?

Links to each Centre and/or their coordinators are below. Most are term time only:-

Open Award Centres:

Dorset Independents – a virtual group who are supported online @DofEDorset

Corfe Mullen  Mondays 7 – 9pm, BH21 3HQ, Nigel Christopher

Five Alive, Lyme Regis Meetings arranged with the group, EX137RF, Adam Taylor

Gillingham  Tuesdays term time 3.30 – 5.50pm SP8 4QP, Tony Baverstock @dofegilloac

Wareham  1st and 3rd Sundays 5 – 8pm, BH20 4PH, Barry Ashdown @purbeckdofe

Sturminster Newton  Thursdays 6.30 – 8.30pm, DT10 1DT, Dawn Ball @SturyouthClub

Swanage  1st and 3rd Mondays 6 – 8pm, BH19 2BS, Pete Meteau

Schools, academies and colleges

All Saints CE Academy, Weymouth Kevin Butcher @AllSaints_Wyke

Beaminster School Rachael Randall @BeaminsterSch

Beaucroft Foundation School (SEN), Wimborne Diane Wilkinson 

Blandford School  Anna Hayball @BlandfordSchool

Budmouth Academy, Weymouth Sam Temple @BudmouthAcademy

Dorset Studio School, Dorchester Neal Burton @DorsetStudioSch

Ferndown Upper School Chris Martin @FerndownUpper

Gryphon School, Sherborne Geoff Cooke @GryphonSchool

Lytchett Minster School  Stephen Coombes @LytchettDofE

Mountjoy School, Beaminster Emma Nokes @mountjoy_school

Queen Elizabeth’s School, Wimborne Alex Priest @QESDorset

Shaftesbury School  Karen Johnson @Shaftesbury_sch

Sir John Colfox School, Bridport Rosalind Hull @SirJohnColfox

Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester  Paul Norman @thspe

Westfield Arts College (SEN), Weymouth Jim Dailey @westfield_wyke

Wey Valley Academy, Weymouth  Mark Salmon @Wey_Valley

Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis  Zoe Trunks @WoodroffeSchool

Yewstock College  Kat Jory @YewstockSchool

Independent schools

Leweston, Sherborne  Elizabeth Haynes  @LewestonSchool

Milton Abbey  Christopher Hill @MiltonAbbey

Sherborne Girls  Jayne Dart @SherborneGirls

Sherborne School  James Hull @SherborneSchool

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