CCF is a national scheme run in conjunction with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and designed to offer unique learning challenges and opportunities for young people. As a military-based organisation, pupils undergo a programme of fitness and teambuilding activities that teach competence in leadership, drill, weapons handling and battle tactics. It is offered as an after-school activity to students Year 9 and above.
As a Free School, we remain as committed to offering CCF to our pupils as ever, as this unique experience instils both motivation and self-discipline. Uniforms and all essential kit are provided by the Army or RAF.
In addition to the weekly activities taking place in School, our older pupils can also volunteer for adventurous training courses and summer camps held at military bases across the UK. These can often lead to recognised qualifications in adventure training, lifeguarding, first-aid and more. Without doubt, every one of our pupils who attends these camps returns to School more mature and self-confident.
“The most oversubscribed ‘outstanding’ school in 2019 was The Royal School in Wolverhampton which had 7.94 first-preference applications for every place it offered.”
According to The Telegraph, Secondary School Places, 20 December, 2019