Combined Cadet Force

Queen Ethelburga’s has its own Combined Cadet Force (CCF), bringing together an Army Section (Yorkshire Regiment) and an RAF section.

Choosing to be part of the CCF offers students the chance to develop real life skills that will help them achieve success in life and in the workplace. They learn leadership skills, how to handle responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and discipline through military-themed activities.  

Students can volunteer to join the CCF from Year 9. Following recruit training, cadets will be given the opportunity to choose whether to join the Army Section or the RAF Section.  

Training is exciting and challenging, it places great emphasis on self-reliance and responsibility.  It is safe, but above all fun!  Senior cadets are also encouraged to motivate and train more junior members, giving them a chance to develop their leadership skills and gain promotion.  

Through the CCF, cadets can attend external courses, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award and various nationally recognised vocational diplomas in Personal Development, to gain further new skills and  experiences.