The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is a popular and much enjoyed activity.  

At PGS the pupils are offered the Bronze Award in Year 10 and the Silver Award in Year 11, with training and assessed expeditions in the New Forest, the South Downs, the Isle of Wight and the Jurassic Coast, Dorset. For the Bronze and Silver Awards the pupils complete a personal programme of activities in four sections– Volunteering, Physical, Skills and the Expedition.

A number of pupils go on to the Gold Award in the Sixth Form, taking part in challenging expeditions in the Peak District, helping the community and going on residential trips both locally and overseas.