Combined Cadet Force

CCF (Army) Brakenhale

Promoting responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness and sense of service

The ambition of Brakenhale’s Combined Cadet Force CCF is to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness and a sense of service to the community. We are a youth organisation within the school that works closely with the MoD and we align our values to those of the British Forces. We build self-disciplined individuals with self-courage and a sense of worth through our Army themed activities.

Throughout the year activities include drill, skill at arms, shooting, field craft and first aid. We also focus on adventurous activities, like mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing and many more. Cadets will also have the opportunity to get involved with volunteer and charitable work in the community and to gain nationally recognised qualifications such as the Duke of Edinburgh award and BTECs.

Our parade nights are Tuesdays, 15:30 – 17:30. Some evenings we will be off site completing activities. We also have weekends away and our annual camp in July. Anyone can apply to be part of the CCF. Applications are open in June. If students are successful in the application process they will be called for an interview with one of our officers. There is a £45 subscription fee that covers insurance, activities and kit. The only other additional charge is the annual camp that will roughly cost £60 for the week.

Students in Years 8 to 13 are eligible to join the CCF.  Year 7 have their own Young Explorers Club which gives them an introduction into the world of CCF.

The CCF Team

The team consists of the following members:

Second Lieutenant Bury – School Staff Instructor –

Second Lieutenant Manning – Section Leader –

Adult Under Officer Butler – Section Leader –

Please click here to see a letter we received from the Ministry of Defence congratulating us on our first parade: Download PDF

CCF Training

Training for the Combined Cadet Force will be looked at on a weekly base due to the current global situation with Covid-19.

All training taking place will be within year group bubbles, so that we maintain all government guidance with face to face training.

Once we return to full normal training this section of the website will be updated.

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CCF News

CCF Information

Please click here for a pdf version of the CCF presentation : Download PDF

Brakenhale’s training day/parade day is on a TUESDAY.

For more general information about CCF
please follow these links:

Combined Cadet Force  Go to Web Page

Combined Cadet Force Videos  Go to Web Page

Combined Cadet Force YouTube Video Go to YouTube

For more information about the CCF in school please email School Staff Instructor – Second Lieutenant Bury

Student Misconceptions about CCF  Download PDF

Parental Misconceptions about CCF Download PDF