In enriching the whole character, Desborough strongly believes in delivering a wide a varied extra-curricular programme. It encompasses the arts, sport and broader academic and vocational enrichment. Enjoyment, competition and achievement are central to the activities we offer. Students are challenged to strive for success and in doing so further develop the character virtues of the Desborough way.
We encourage our boys to involve themselves in music, drama and art. It allows them to express their individuality, develop confidence and creativity.
Wider school events
KS3 Drama Club – Mon lunchtime / Wed after school
2020 Music Summer Extra-Curricular Activities
Duke of Edinburgh
45 students in Yr 10 have signed up for DoE alongside 30-40 students in Yr 9.
The DofE programme at Desborough College will provide your son with the opportunity to develop key skills which are at the core of our beliefs and values, which are known as ‘The Desborough Way’.
The DofE is an internationally recognised programme that will enable your son to; harness new skills, discover a new found confidence and develop a positive mind-set on life that everyone from colleges to employers and universities are looking for. Your son may already be doing most of the activities which can go towards his Award; the DofE is a fantastic way of getting these recognised.
By completing the Award, he will be able to make a positive contribution to the local community, improve his fitness, and create lasting friendships and unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime!
The award is split into different sections each allowing students different and exciting challenges and opportunities. Indeed, many of those who enrol undertake new interests that they may never have considered if they had not begun the programme.
Information regarding each section can be found below:
Desborough College currently only offers the Bronze Award, with the view to offer Silver next academic year (2019/2020) and Gold two years later (2021/2022).
Silver: £300 – 2019/2020 start
Gold: £450 – 2021/2022 start
Please note that once a payment has been made, via Squid, it is non-refundable.
BRONZE AWARD EXPEDITION 2018/19
Please find details below of dates for the Expedition.
As soon as a location is confirmed by our Expedition providers – BXM Expeditions – this page will be updated, a letter and email will be send to all students as well as parents/guardians.
For information regarding our expedition providers, please visit their website: https://bxmexpeditions.co.uk/
For general information please visit the DofE website: https://www.dofe.org/
The DofE Manager at Desborough College is Mr. Seth Lawrence, who can be contacted at email@example.com
Trips & Expeditions
Trips and expeditions are an important part of exposing our students to new environments and opportunities. It develops character, builds relationships and strengthens civic partnership. It also stretches and challenges our students in their academic studies.
Below is a selection of trip from 2020, and some already planned for 2021.
Bushcraft Residential – Yr 7
Geneva – Y11-12 Physics
France / Belgium Battlefields Trip – Yr 9
Houses of Parliament – Yr 12 & 13
STEMfest event at Radley College – Yr 10
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts – drama students
South Hill Park Centre for the Arts – drama students
Wycombe Swan – drama students
Progress Theatre Reading – daram students
German exchange – Yr 10
Tutor2U conference – Yr 12 (Economics)
Rhos Y Gwaliau (North Wales) – Yr 9
Ski Trip to Austria – Easter Holidays all students
Camps International – Yr 9/10/11 Students travelling to Borneo
NEC (National Enterprise Challenge) Challenge Day – Yr 8 (Careers)
National Apprenticeship/UCAS show – Yr 12 (Careers).
Brasenose College, Oxford – Yr 11 Advanced Learners