Combined Cadet Force

The Combined Cadet Force at the City of London Academy Islington was formed in 2012 under the Cadet Expansion Programme. The cadets is voluntary and provides unique opportunities and experiences for students in Year 9 and above.

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The CCF is a unique educational partnership that operates in schools across the UK. Through enjoyable military themed and adventurous activities, cadets have the opportunity to take responsibility, develop skills such as leadership, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance. Some contingents have Naval and Air Force sections. However our CCF contingent has only an Army section, of which we promote the aims and values of the service it represents.

The CCF has one of the longest histories of all the cadet forces sponsored by the MOD, dating back to the 1850s. Since the 1950s, however, the CCF has been recognised as a voluntary youth organisation, the aim of which is to provide an opportunity for young people to exercise responsibility and leadership in a disciplined environment.

Today the CCF contingents form a vibrant, inclusive youth organisation for pupils aged between 13 and 18, offering significant developmental opportunities in a unique educational partnership with the schools in which they are based. Through the use of military-orientated and adventurous training, cadets also have the opportunity to develop their sense of responsibility and the qualities of self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance, perseverance and a sense of service to the community. The acquisition of these personal attributes at a formative stage will remain of value throughout the cadets’ lives and will be relevant in whatever career they pursue.

We are incredibly proud of the support we receive from our affiliated Regiment, The Honourable Artillery Company. As well as the support given by the Honourable Artillery Company charity.