Richard Spiby made a fine presentation to the 45 members and 3 guests present. The College is the only Sixth Form College for Defence in the country, with 365 students in the age range 16 t0 18. The College is located in a purpose built PFI funded property in Woodhouse Eaves and has facilities for both young men and women.
Young people interested in going to the College are selected on merit, regardless of background, and undergo a three day selection process at age 15 in order to identify their leadership potential. They sign up to a 9 year program and must be competent in Mathematics and Physic, as well as having acceptable academic achievement in other subjects. All students must wear uniform.
It is a full time boarding environment, with the emphasis on broadening knowledge, developing self confidence and offering good sports facilities.
On leaving College students may go to University and/or military college, for example Sandhurst.