The Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF)


What is the Combined Cadet Force?


The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a national youth organisation sponsored and supported jointly by a partnership of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) 

Founded in September 2017, the Combined Cadet Force at Sirius Academy West provides a safe environment where cadets can develop their personal skills as well as their ability to lead and work in a team. Both skills are useful in all walks of life, in the work place, on the sports field and in other challenges the pupils may encounter in later life. 

The core values of our Combined Cadet Force are: 

  • Courage  
  • Discipline  
  • Integrity 
  • Selfless commitment 
  • Loyalty 
  • Respect for others 


Cadets will be expected to attend Tuesday sessions in well-presented uniform and will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities including: 

  • field craft (how to live outdoors) 
  • drill (marching) 
  • weapon handling (how to safely conduct drills using a rifle) 
  • physical training 
  • military skills ………….and much much more.   

Exceptional Cadets may be put forward for the Rocky Mountain Leadership Course in Canada. 

In addition, all cadets are expected to attend a Central Camp in July to benefit from the training and familiarisation opportunities they provide. These camps are fabulous value for money and is the culmination of the CCF year and the training and skills learnt during it are essential in the development of the cadets’ CCF career. Central Camp is the highlight of the year and is organised and conducted by serving members of the Army with the object of developing our cadets in all aspects of CCF. There may be opportunities for other trips and camps both during term-time and during the school holidays. 

 The CCF calendar is very busy throughout the year and the variety of activities on offer are immense. The CCF parade every Tuesday 15:15 – 16:30 in the Year 7 playground. 

We recruit students all year round and from Year 8 to Year 11.  If you have any questions or would like to join the Cadet Force, please contact the following: 

 Lt D McNiff – Contingent Commander Sirius Academy North 

WO1 K Faulkner – School Staff Instructor Sirius Academy West 

2Lt J Murch – CCF Officer Sirius Academy West