Combined Cadet Force

Show us a child who wouldn’t want the opportunity to fly in a helicopter, ride in a fast assault boat, abseil down a cliff, or go white-water canoeing. These are just some of the things that members of our CCF do when they are out on exercise. The CCF will empower your child to meet and overcome the challenges of a changing society through dynamic military-themed and community based activities. The CCF provides a sense of discipline, service to others and develops qualities of endurance, resourcefulness, self-reliance, leadership and responsibility, all of which helps to prepare our young people for the transition to adulthood.

From Year 8 onwards all students have the opportunity to join the Combined Cadet Force. It is very popular among students as it allows them to develop teamwork skills through taking part in a wide range of activities, including annual camps and adventure training expeditions. Cadets continuing in the CCF in Year 10 can also obtain the BTEC First Diploma in Teamwork and Personal Development and a number of other qualifications to recognise their achievements, including the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Award and First Aid at Work .