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 and responsibility, all of which helps to prepare our young people for the transition to adulthood.
We are proud to be a relatively new cadet unit, one of the few in the whole country that is based in an Academy and the first to be established in Folkestone. From humble beginnings with 15 cadets and 3 staff in 2018, the contingent has grown over the last couple of years, with Sixth Form pupils staying at the Academy to continue participating in the Cadets.
From Year 8 all pupils have the opportunity to join the Combined Cadet Force. It is very popular among pupils 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 a number of qualifications to recognise their achievements, including the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Award and First Aid at Work certificate. These are great skills to have in the world of work.
To gain these skills cadets are led by a variety of staff in the school led by Captain Baynes.