Students have the opportunity to apply to join the Combined Cadet Force at the start of Years 9 or 10 and continue until the end of their school career. We are fortunate to partner with Reed’s Independent School in Cobham and meet there on Monday afternoons after school – offering training and activities in both the RAF and Army sections.
The aim of the CCF is to engender a sense of public service and to develop qualities of teamwork, resilience, self-reliance, responsibility, resourcefulness and leadership in young people. It is run along military lines but is not intended to be a recruitment vehicle for the Armed Services.
The CCF is run by Officers and staff from both schools as well as by sixth form Cadet Non-Commissioned Officers. Cadets take part in overnight exercises and camps across the year and have the opportunity to take part in flying, station visits, shooting days, various competitions, military skills, adventure training and other activities. Overseas trips are arranged each year to such places as Cyprus for scuba diving and South Africa for bush craft and survival. Cadets in Year 10 are able to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.
A subscription is payable for each year and covers costs for activities within the UK.
For further information about the CCF, please see the links on this page and/or contact:
Pilot Officer Caroline Ellis – RAF Volunteer Reserve (Training) – firstname.lastname@example.org