The RAF section offers a very wide range of activities to the 130 cadets who train every Friday afternoon.
Formal training leads to the RAF proficiency Part 1, 2 and 3 examinations and cadets are also expected to work towards the BTEC Public Service Award.
Activities on offer to all cadets on a regular basis include small bore, full bore and SAT (electronic) range shooting, air experience flying and gliding, night exercises, visits to RAF bases, trips to military museums, the CCF ground training competition (held at RAF Cranwell every November), civic parades, Easter and Summer camps, adventurous training camp and the Royal International Air Tattoo Camp (held at RAF Fairford in July).
In addition, cadets are encouraged to apply for highly competitive national awards such as gliding scholarships, the air cadet pilot scheme, the air cadet pilot navigation scheme, air league scholarships, the air cadet leadership course (held annually at RAF Stafford) and the international air cadet exchange.
RAF cadets are also eligible to apply for places on any of the many RN and Army cadet courses available at various times throughout the year.
The RAF careers liaison officer visits the school once a term and is able to advise on all aspects of careers in the RAF, including sixth form and university scholarships.