Maj P Highway (Officer Commanding),

Capt N Morton

2Lt M Cade

Cadet Head of Section

CWO L Lordon


Welcome to the Army Section web pages. We hope you enjoy seeing our activities and that it inspires you to join us.

The CCF Army Section wears the Royal Engineers cap badge.  We follow a basic syllabus of infantry training and go on to employ the skills acquired by firing the latest Cadet General Purpose rifle on military ranges and with blank ammunition on our challenging overnight exercises.

The training syllabus, prepares cadets for exercises and promotion, whilst instilling the six core values and standards of the British Army:





Respect for others

Selfless commitment

It is not surprising that our cadets experience astonishing personal development; the skills and leadership opportunities afforded them give them the confidence to take on school leadership responsibilities. Previous Heads of Section have won Army Scholarships to University, HM Lord Lieutenant Cadet of the Year Award and some have gone on to RMAS (Sandhurst) to be commissioned as an Officer in the regular army.

The cadets particularly enjoy the opportunity to participate in overnight exercises on local military training areas, where they can develop the fieldcraft skills that they have received instruction on in our Thursday evening training programme.  The more senior cadets have the opportunity to participate in a range of challenging military competitions from CADSAM (Cadet Skill at Arms Shooting Competition), 11 Brigade Military Skills Competition (testing the ability of a section to execute the advanced infantry training syllabus) and the Cambrian Patrol (a 48 hr patrol and fieldcraft exercise on the Sennybridge Training Area of the Brecon Beacons).

We attend an Annual Central Camp every July; competing in activities such as march and shoot, drill, obstacle course, orienteering and a variety of infantry training packages including section and platoon attacks, fighting in built up areas, escape and evasion, climbing and canoeing.  We always strive to be the best and often end up occupying the top places.

On Adventurous Training we are always complimented for our overall effort and demeanour, having participated in canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling, gorge and hill walking, high/low ropes, coasteering and climbing mountains in Snowdonia. All participants are introduced to the new challenges by qualified regular Army staff and Civilian Instructors; cadets are given the opportunity to experience a spirit of adventure. By the end of the week, all have gained a real sense of achievement after successfully tackling a range of new experiences.  There are numerous MOD sponsored courses for cadets, which give the opportunity to further develop skills and receive recognised qualifications, e.g. Basic Rock Climbing in Spain.

If you require further information about the Army Section, please do not hesitate to ask one of the cadets or officers.

Major P Highway

Officer Commanding

  • "My son was skipping and jumping through the halls, and his excitement to show off his school and his lessons was very heart warming. He comes home daily with happy stories about his day at school. He has doubled in confidence and has taken on much more responsibility for himself in such a very short time." - A New Year 7 parent
  • "I'd like to send a quick note on behalf of my son, who attended the Brazil fair (Year 6 outreach event) yesterday. He had a great time and was so excited when he came home and couldn't stop talking about the amazing things that he did whilst at the school. Thank you so much to you and all the boys from MGS who helped make the afternoon such a success. " - Parent of a year 6 student
  • "My husband and I wanted to send a message to say how very impressed we were with our guide on Thursday evening and what a wonderful ambassador he was for your school. His manners were impeccable and he conversed confidently and informatively with us both. In addition, he engaged our 9 year old without patronizing him made his visit fun and insightful. Jack greatly contributed to our first impression of Maidstone Grammar School being such an overwhelmingly positive experience." - A visiting prospective parent
  • "Students’ achievement is outstanding, both in their academic programmes and their personal development." - Ofsted (2013)
  • "My son is in year 7 and was struggling with 2 heavy musical instruments, a school bag, his diabetes bag and his lunch bag this morning and I saw 2 sixth formers rush over to help him carry his bags. I just want to register my thanks." - Parents of a new year 7 student
  • "There is not a week which goes by even now without me thinking of the school with gratitude, and of its teachers who never gave up on me and allowed me a chance in life. " - Words from an Old Maidstonian
  • "The sixth form is outstanding. Students’ above average attainment at the higher grades in AS and A level equip them exceptionally well for higher education and careers of their choice." - Ofsted (2013)