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Coombes Girls School

Duke of Edinburgh's Award 2017-18

Welcome to the 2017-18 Duke of Edinburgh's Award page.

On here you should find all of the information you need to keep up-to-date with the Coombe Award.
Please keep checking the page as it will be regularly updated.

The most recent letters and correspondence can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

EXpedition dates

Award level Type of expedition Start Date  End Date Location
Bronze Practice 1 5:00pm  20th April Afternoon 21st April Epsom Downs
Bronze Practice 2 5:00pm  21st April Afternoon 22nd April Epsom Downs
Silver Practice 5:00pm  11th May Afternoon 13th May Epsom Downs
Silver Assessed 8:00am 15th June Evening 17th June New Forest
Bronze Assessed 1 8:00am 13th July Evening 14th July New Forest
Bronze Assessed 2 8:00am 15th July Evening 16th July New Forest

Directions For practice expeditions

Drop off

Your daughter will need to be dropped off at Brimmer carpark KT18 6NN at 5:00pm for both the Bronze and Silver practice expeditions. Please note that there is more than one carpark in this area and that SatNavs can be unreliable. Please follow the link below:


Your daughter will need to be collected from Epsom Downs viewpoint carpark KT18 5LQ at 3:00pm for both the Bronze and Silver practice expeditions. Please follow the link below:


Expedition Guidance

Bronze Training guidance

Silver Training Guidance


Some useful links

eDofe website for login

Interactive kit list

Expedition kit list for downloading


Award sections 

As well as the expedition there is of course the small matter of the Award sections to complete!

These fall into 3 categories which you can read more about by clicking on the buttons below:





2 sections at least must be completed by the 31st of March with sufficient evidence of a 3rd

If these sections are not complete by this point we will not be allowing students to participate in the expedition

We will not be providing refunds if the participant no longer wants to continue or is refused entry to the expedition. The Duke of Edinburgh's team are required to make a variety of financial commitments which cannot be recovered

Following the 9th October deadline for payment, Mr Gibbons (CGS) and Mr Pellett (CBS) will provide you with more information about the Award sections. Until then however, you can start any of the sections and record them in any way you wish. The eDofE site (which will be explained to you later) enables you to update your information in numerous ways.