Armed Forces: Cadets

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 8 March 2024.

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) state and (b) independent schools had cadet units in each year since 2010.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The requested information is only available from 2012. The number of state and independent schools with Cadet units is as follows:

Year

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

Indep

190

190

190

190

190

191

194

198

198

200

201

200

201

State

68

75

98

123

144

187

221

275

170

264

268

270

268

  • Figures include Sea Cadet Corp (SCC), Closed Army Cadet Force units and Linked Detachments established during and under the terms the Cadet Expansion Programme.
  • Schools that were in a partnership (junior partners) are not included.
  • There are 9 units that have been approved and are preparing to parade.

Information about other SCC or Community Cadet Units (closed or otherwise) that are accommodated on the school premises, but are not of that school, is not held. The use of the school’s facilities would be arranged at local level, mainly through Reserved Forces and Cadets Association, and often as a monetary benefit to the school.

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