Combined Cadet Force (CCF)
Bury Grammar Schools have our own Combined Cadet Force (CCF), bringing together an Army Section (Royal Regiment of Fusiliers) and an RAF section.
We at BGS are proud of our CCF, which dates back to 1892, making it one of the oldest Combined Cadet Forces in the country. The CCF offers pupils the chance to develop real life skills that will help them achieve success in life and in the workplace.
Through military-themed activities, members of the CCF learn leadership skills, how to handle responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and discipline.
Pupils can volunteer to join the CCF from Year 9.
Training is exciting and challenging, it places great emphasis on self-reliance and responsibility. It is safe, but above all fun! Senior cadets are also encouraged to motivate and train more junior members, giving them a chance to develop their leadership skills and gain promotion.