The Wycliffe Combined Cadet Force is a voluntary organisation within the senior school, for pupils aged between 13 and 18. It aims to provide an opportunity for young people to exercise responsibility and leadership in a disciplined and controlled environment.

Our vibrant CCF contingent offers significant developmental opportunities; through the use of military-orientated activity and adventurous training, Cadets have the opportunity to develop their sense of responsibility and the qualities of self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance, perseverance and service to the community.

Cadets are encouraged to take part in a wide variety of activities within the school’s estate or on extensive common land adjacent to it here cadets learn cooking, camping and navigational techniques and develop their team building and instructional skills.

More adventurous training takes place away from the school; cadets are offered the challenges of the Ten Tors event, the Devizes to Warminster canoe marathon, alpine climbing in Austria and Nordic skiing expeditions.

We believe that the acquisition of the personal attributes developed in the CCF at a formative stage will remain of value throughout cadets’ lives and will be relevant in whatever career they pursue.

Duke of Edinburgh is an exciting and challenging scheme that gives young people the chance to develop critical life skills and broaden their experience.

The award is offered at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels by an experienced and enthusiastic team of staff.

Pupils can use the diverse range of activities on offer at school to complete the service, skill and physical recreation sections of the award. Away from school there are links and schemes set up with organisations such as Stroud Fire Service and the Canal Restoration Project which enable pupils to interact and get involved with the local community.

Expeditions take place in the spring and summer terms in the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and the Brecon Beacons.

Open Afternoon for Reception to Year 2

Friday 20th March

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