Blacon High School formed its first unit in 2019
The aims of the CCF are to develop the leadership skills of cadets by discipline, comradeship, good manners and technical subjects. Another key aspect of the CCF is to build up resilience and independence in anyone who joins. The CCF is not a recruiting machine for the armed forces or a 'mini-army', but a youth organisation with a sense of military discipline and pride. Cadets are not required to join any of Her Majesty’s Forces when they are older.
The tradition of cadet units in schools goes back over 150 years to the 1850s. In 1948, the Combined Cadet Force was formed, covering cadets from all three Services.
The Core Values
Respect for Others
The contingent parades from 15:00 to 16:30 every Monday during term time. Cadets are expected to attend every parade, unless there is a very good reason for not doing so. Additionally, there is an annual camp every Summer. There are also other training events during the year at weekends
Cadets who show ability and progress can be considered for promotion to be a non-commissioned officer (NCO).
How to Join
Students can join the CCF in Year 8. Students may join at any time up to Year 11.