New schools to join the Cadet Expansion Programme

Posted on October 02, 2018

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The Defence Secretary has announced 30 new schools that will be setting up a Combined Cadet Force contingent under the government's Cadet Expansion Programme (CEP).

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson visited Aston University Engineering Academy, a state school with an RAF Cadet Force, to make the announcement. The news brings the total number of cadet units to 472, benefiting around 43,000 pupils in schools across the country.

The CEP was set up by the government 10 years ago with the aim of setting up more units in state schools. The target of 500 units by 2020 has very nearly been achieved. The new cadet units are backed by £50 million funding from LIBOR funds, which pays for set up costs, cadets uniforms, equipment and training.

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The schools that will be setting up new cadet units are:

  • Alton School - Hampshire
  • Armadale Academy - West Lothian
  • Arthur Mellows Village College - East Anglia
  • Birkenhead High School Academy - Merseyside
  • Blessed John Henry Newman Roman Catholic College - Greater Manchester
  • Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College - Somerset
  • Camborne Science and International Academy - Cornwall
  • Cardiff and Vale College - Cardiff
  • Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School - Kent
  • Chatham Grammar School for Girls - Kent
  • Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School - West Midlands
  • East Norfolk Sixth Form College - East Anglia
  • Gateacre School - Merseyside
  • Harris Academy Chafford Hundred - Essex
  • Ixworth Free School - East Anglia
  • John Lyon School - Harrow
  • La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School - London
  • Liverpool Life Sciences UTC - Merseyside
  • Llandarcy Academy of Sport - Glamorgan
  • Millfield School - Somerset
  • Reading UTC - Berkshire
  • Stamford Welland Academy - East Midlands
  • Streatham and Clapham High School - London
  • The Boswells School - Essex
  • The De La Salle Academy - Merseyside
  • The Stockwood Park Academy - Bedfordshire
  • Thistley Hough Academy - West Midlands
  • Torquay Academy - Devon
  • Walkden High School - Manchester
  • Wellacre Technology Academy - Lancashire