Sedbergh Senior School - CCF

Introduction to CCF

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a youth organisation, partly funded by the Ministry of Defence.  It aims to give pupils, mainly in Independent Schools, the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities that may otherwise not be available to them and to instil teamwork and leadership qualities that will be of value throughout their lives.

Sedbergh School CCF has three sections, the Army, Royal Navy, and Pipes and Drums which are open to  all years. We have links to the regular services  including HMS Example and the Duke of Lancaster.


Pupils are encouraged to continue in the CCF throughout their School career and may be able to change sections in order to broaden their experience.  As Cadets progress, they will be promoted on merit, encouraged to take part in the instruction and training of new recruits and to contribute to the training programme.  This type of experience carries weight on CVs and UCAS (University) applications.

There is a great variety of opportunities available to members of the CCF, including sailing, powerboating  and  leadership opportunities, largely funded by the Ministry of Defence. The Duke of Edinburgh award scheme can be followed by members of the CCF and contributes to their Volunteering sections, may provide opportunities for their Gold residential section and trains Year 10 cadets for their expedition section.

The Shooting Team is one of the most successful teams in the country, regularly competing and winning prestigious prizes with team members representing Great Britain in International competitions.  Those cadets who shoot have to remain active members of the CCF attending routine training on Thursdays.

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Sedbergh Senior School - CCF