Grammar School


A Duke of Edinburgh Award is a real adventure from beginning to end!  

Below is just a brief overview. Please contact the school for more information or click on the menu to the left for kit lists and schdeules for current trips.

What you need to know

You might have heard people talking about the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) and wondered what it is all about.

The Award is a voluntary programme of activities which you can do in your spare time and anybody aged 14-18 can try for an award regardless of their background.

The DofE is a great way to improve on your existing skills and learn new ones. It is also something that you can put down on your CV and it might help you in your chosen career as lots of employers now regard the Award as an extra qualification.

What you can do

There are three levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze, and at each level there are four sections. These are:
  • Service - to encourage service to individuals and the community
  • Skills - to encourage the discovery and development of personal interests and social and practical skills
  • Physical Recreation - to encourage participation and improvement in physical activity
  • Expeditions - to encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery.

You have to show that you have undertaken one activity for each area but there is also an extra requirement for the Gold award:

Residential Project - to broaden experience through involvement with others in a residential setting.


Complete the application forms and send them to the School Office.  Appication forms can be submitted at any time during the year. 

Bronze Award Application Form
Silver Award Application Form
Gold Award Application Form


For any queries on dates, please contact the school on 256571. A weekly calendar is sent to parents for both the lower school and Sixth Form Centre. 

The school term dates can be accessed from the Education Departments website.

Request for Leave of Absence
Parents are advised that leave of absence taken in term time have a serious effect on on school work.  In accordance with the islands Attendance Policy, requests to take a student out of school should be made in writing to the Headteacher by completing the attached form. 

Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre Official Page.  Please click the link to be directed to our Facebook page.  Please 'like' the page to receive regular news updates.

@GGSSFC - Receive 'Tweets' on a regular basis by following on the above link.

@gsy_sfc.  For Sixth Form Students only. 

Book tree

Please click on the book tree to be directed to the School's Library website.

To open the Sixth Form International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and A Level Prospectus please click here.

To open the Sixth Form Information Booklet, please click here.

Years 7 to 11 Information For Parents Booklet can be opened here.