Current Dorset Council DofE Centres

This lists where schools or groups are licensed with Dorset Council to deliver DofE.

Where are they?

Links to each Centre and/or their coordinators are below.

Open Award Centres, can enrol openly:

Dorset Council – contact

Gillingham Meets as Dates and costs for the 2023-24 Expedition events. Trish Walker

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

Schools, academies and colleges, can only enrol their own students:

All Saints CE Academy, Weymouth Kevin Butcher

Beaminster School Rachael Randall 

Beaucroft Foundation School (SEN), Wimborne Diane Wilkinson 

Blandford School  Vicky Moore 

Budmouth Academy, Weymouth Mark Phipps

Dorset Studio School, Dorchester Neal Burton

Ferndown Upper School Chris Martin

Gillingham School Belinda Pretorius

Gryphon School, Sherborne Geoff Cooke 

Lytchett Minster School  Lucie Popham 

Mountjoy School, Beaminster Kat Thurtle

Purbeck School  Charlotte Holden 

Queen Elizabeth’s School, Wimborne Alex Priest

Shaftesbury School  Michael Mottram

Swanage School Julia Tratt

Sir John Colfox School, Bridport Rosalind Hull 

Sturminster Newton High School Hannah Laidler 

Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester  Paul Norman

Westfield Arts College (SEN), Weymouth Jim Dailey 

Wey Valley Academy, Weymouth  Mark Salmon 

Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis  Zoe Trunks

Yewstock College  Benjamin Tun Pe 

Independent schools

Leweston, Sherborne  Elizabeth Haynes  

Milton Abbey  Richard Watts

Sherborne Girls  Jayne Dart 

Sherborne School  James Hull 

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

Examples of personal statements 

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