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Combined Cadet Force

The Priory LSST CCF consists of a Royal Air Force section and an Army Section and is available to students from Easter Y8. The sessions are run on a Tuesday from 1520 – 1740 beginning with a parade where a register is taken and uniform inspection is conducted. Senior cadets will then address the sections with any notices and the specifics of that evening's training. The different sections and age cohorts are divided up and follow their own individual syllabuses. Details of the specific training elements can be found of each on the section's pages.

Cadets will study and complete a variety of activities within the CCF. These include military specific topics such as: drill, weapons training, military knowledge, principles of flight, fieldcraft (including infantry skills such as ambushes and battle orders) along with more general life skills including: first aid, navigation, living in the field, teambuilding and leadership.

In addition, cadets will be given the opportunity to complete Adventurous Training (climbing, walking, canoeing, mountain biking and much more), high ropes, summer camps, visits to military establishments and museums, apply for courses, attend overseas camps and fly aircraft and gliders.

All cadets are provided with the opportunity to complete elements of training which are rewarded with qualifications – mainly being badges to be worn on their uniform, but for some being nationally recognised qualifications from St John’s Ambulance to the Institute of Leadership & Management. In addition the CCF is now able to offer a BTEC Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development for those completing the 3 year syllabus in either section and an accelerated 6th form package for those with an interest in joining at this age.

The Priory LSST CCF has a team of staff with a wealth of knowledge and experience of the HM Forces and the Combined Cadet Force, ensuring each cadet receives the best possible training. The staff involved in our CCF are:

Sqn Ldr Charlie Thompson – Contingent Commander (Ex-RAF Officer)

Lt Dan Mullins temporary cover – School Staff Instructor

Vacant  – RAF Section Commander

Lt Dan Mullins Army Section Commander (Ex-RAF)

Flt Lt Simon Stones – CCF Officer (Ex CCF Contingent Commander)

Flt Lt Nigel Huckins– CCF Officer (Ex-RAF Officer)

Lt Adam Smales – CCF Officer (City School lead)

Lt Gemma Anthony – CCF Officer

2Lt Simon Vickers – CCF Officer

Supporting serving personnel:

Sqn Ldr Paul Wyatt

Fg Off Edward Atkinson

Lt Col Sue Hellard

Lt Col Jeremy Field

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us through the CCF office on 01522 871395 or email  or Mrs Charlie Thompson on