- Sandbach School 2016 2017 GCSE Results
- Google Expeditions
- School calendar Information
- Important information regarding funding changes
- OPEN MORNING - SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
- Cheshire East Schools' Funding
- Sandbach Whole School Photo 2017
- The Angel and the Child Review
- School Open (01/03/18)
- Open Events in June!
- Allotment Update
- Commemoration Speaker 2016
- Fund raising news for The New Hope Centre, Kenya
- Sandbach Somme Service
- Scouts Shine
- Year 13 Students Support Cancer Charity
- Non-uniform Day Tuesday 15th November
- Sandbach Museum Opening Keeps History Alive
- Sam Booth Makes Cheshire U16 Debut
- Year 9 Social Media Video
- New Nantwich & Madeley Bus Routes for September 2016
- Record Breaking GCSE Results
- A Level Results 2016
- History Students Uncover School’s Hidden Past
- Alfie becomes National Champion
- Head Boy Will, Welcomes the Year 7 Students
- Student's memory mural moves local care home residents
- Zak Swims For Cheshire
- PTI Awards for Three Departments
- Non-uniform day, Tuesday 4th April
- Recruitment Evening 3rd May 2017
- The Overnight Channel Swim for New Hope
- Teacher training recruitment evening - 27th June 2017
- SMA Trust Charity Concert
- IMPORTANT UPDATE: School will Re-Open Tomorrow Friday 12th May
- Duke of Edinburgh Award Celebrations
- Sandbach Day of Dance - Saturday 9th September
- Extra Curricular
- Show My Homework
- Main & Sixth Form Prospectus
- Term Dates
- Sixth Form Prospectus
Cadets are instructed in activities very similar to those taught to the Army section. There is less emphasis placed on the Army field craft but much more on the theory of flight, model making, air navigation, radio communications and aircraft recognition. Flight simulator packages are used as well. Theory and practical exams are taken and once these have been passed and the cadet reaches the required age they are allowed to fly in RAF aircraft.
Once cadets have reached the age of 13 years 9 months and have passed their exams they are allowed to fly in the co-pilot’s seat of a Grob Tutor or a Grob Vigilant (a powered glider). They will get the chance to do aerobatics or even be allowed to take the controls all under the watchful eye of a fully qualified RAF pilot instructor.
RAF cadets attend either the Easter or Summer annual camp combining with other schools for their training and activities. They will be housed on an active regular RAF station, which may be a front line flying base or a support base.
These camps are less strenuous than the army camps and give a form of RAF work experience. Cadets follow a package of activities where they visit and work alongside tradesmen and women, e.g. dog handling, aircraft maintenance, fire section, air traffic control. Some of the training is geared towards leadership and teamwork development.
Senior RAF cadets are given the opportunity to compete for flying scholarships – they are taught to fly solo in either powered aircraft or gliders. This is the pinnacle of achievement for any RAF cadet and is the culmination of several years of cadet training.