Combined Cadet Force
Ash Manor School proudly has a Combined Cadet Force (CCF); started under Cadet Expansion Programme.
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.
The Ash Manor CCF is very proud and privileged to be affiliated to the Grenadier Guards, the first to be accepted by the Grenadiers in 10 years. There are currently just over 50 cadets of varying ages. With Contingent Commander, Captain C Johnson and School Staff Instructor, SQMS J Chalmers, and five other members of staff in post, the cadets have enjoyed 10 camps, and numerous visits and training days.
With visits from Brigadier Tom Bateman (11 Infantry Brigade Commander), Garrison Commander for Aldershot, Lt Col Paddy Baines and many others, Ash Manor CCF has been warmly welcomed in to the extended Army family.
Ms Bailey, Head Teacher said: “I am incredibly proud to have a CCF in our school and it is fitting that we celebrate this as a community – an extended family – of Ash Manor School, the British Army and the wider community in which we live.
The opportunities and benefits that the young people in Ash Manor stand to gain through CCF are massive and already I see the changes in confidence, leadership capacity, discipline and attitude that are supporting educating and developing the future in our community”.