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Ms Barbara Groombridge 
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 8 October 2013 
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Ms Groombridge, 
 
Thank you for your correspondence dated 24 September, in which you requested the following 
information: 
 
Dear Royal Navy, Please send me the following information: Details of all schools in Walsall  
(with postcodes if possible) visited by the Royal Navy between September 2010 and July 
2013, including local authority schools, private schools and sixth -form colleges. How many 
times did they visit each of those schools? What year groups in those schools were visited? 
What kind of activity were they engaged in when they visited those schools (e.g. careers 
days, presentations, schools challenge, other (please specify)? Which schools have a 
Combined Cadet Force? 

 
Dear British Army, I would be grateful if you would send me the following information: Details 
of all schools in Walsall (with postcodes if possible) visited by the British Army between 
September 2010 and July 2013, including local authority schools, private schools and sixth-
form colleges. How many times did they visit each of those schools? What year groups in 
those schools were visited? What kind of activity were they engaged in when they visited 
those schools (e.g. careers days, presentations, schools challenge, other (please specify)? 
Which schools have a Combined Cadet Force? 
 
Dear Royal Air Force, Please send me the following information: Details of all schools in 
Walsall visited by the Royal Air Force between September 2010 and July 2013, including 
local authority schools, academies, free schools, private schools and sixth-form colleges. 
How many times did they visit each of those schools? What year groups in those schools 
were visited? What kind of activity were they engaged in when they visited those schools ( 
e.g. careers days, presentations, schools challenge, other (please specify)? Which schools 
have a Combined Cadet Force? 

 
I am treating your correspondence as a request for information under the Freedom of Information 
Act 2000 (FOIA).  
 
 
 
 

The Armed Forces never visit schools for recruitment purposes and would only ever visit a school 
after being invited by a teacher to support school activities. Similar contributions to schools are 
made by the Police, Fire, Ambulance and other emergency Services. The Armed Forces get 
numerous requests from schools each year and the three Services take these opportunities to 
explain to children their role in protecting the nation, and to pass on valuable skills such as 
leadership, teamwork and citizenship. 
 
A search for the information has now been completed within the Ministry of Defence, and I can 
confirm that some information in scope of your request is held, broken down by the Services in the 
tables below.  
 
 
ROYAL NAVY 
 
The Royal Navy has provided information in the table below for the recruitment years that cover 
the period from 2010 – 2013. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SCHOOL/COLLEGE 
DATE 
YEAR 
ROYAL NAVY 
 
GROUP 
ACTIVITY 
Streetly School 
03/11/2010
 
Careers Convention 
Brownhills School WS8 7QG 
09/11/2010
Year 8  
Science Road Show 
Shire Oak School WS9 9PA 
11/01/2011
Years 
Careers Convention 
10,11,12,13 
Willenhall Schools Sports College 
18/03/2011
Years 
Careers Fair  
Wv12 4BD 
10,11,12 & 13 
Shire Oak School WS9 9PA 
06/04/2011
Year 11 
Technology Road Show  
 
St Thomas Moore Catholic School 
08/04/2011
Year 11, 12 & 
Students Networking 
13 
Walsall Academy  
03/05/2011
Year 11 
Fit 4 Life Chefs Team  
Walsall College  WS1 1NX 
09/06/2011
Public Service  RMVT Brief & Fitness 
course aged 
Session 
16+ 
Woodgreen High School College 
13/06/2011
Year 11 
Initial Carriers 
Presentation (ICP) 
Woodgreen High School College 
13/06/2011
Public Service  Initial Carriers 
W10 9QY 
course aged 
Presentation (ICP) 
16+ 
Walsall College  WS1 1NX 
22/09/2011
Public Service  Walsall College Jobsfair 
course aged 
16+ 
Shelfield Community Academy 
01/12/2011
Years 11,12 
Helo Visit 
WS4 1BW 
Pool Hayes School 
09/01/2012
 
Careers Brief 
Alumwelll Business College 
12/01/2012
Public Service  Initial Carriers 
WS2 9UA 
course aged 
Presentation (ICP) 
16+ 
Joseph Leckie Academy  WS5 4PG  10/02/2012
Year 11 
RNSPT – RN 
presentation 
Pool Hayes School 
21/02/2012
 
RMVT 
Black Country University Technical 
24/09/2012
Year 10,12 
RMVT Visit Report 
College WS3 2PA 
Brownhills School WS8 7QG 
27/9/2012 
Year 11 
Shire Oak School WS9 
9PA 
Walsall College  WS1 1NX 
10/11/2012
Public Service  Remembrance Parade 
course aged 
16+ 
Walsall College  WS1 1NX 
14/11/2012
Students 
RNSPT – RN 
 
presentation 
Brownhills School  WS8 7QG 
15/11/2012
Year 10,12 
RNSPT – RN 
presentation 
Joseph Leckie Academy  WS5 4PG  16/11/2012
Year 10 
RNSPT – RN 
presentation 
Brownhills School  WS8 7QG 
07/12/2012
Year 10 
RNSPT – RN 
presentation 
Willenhall E-ACT Academy Wv12 
13/03/2013
Years 
Careers Fair 
4BD 
10,11,12 & 13 
Walsall College  WS1 1NX 
03/06/2013
Public Service  RMVT - Brief/PLT’S 
course aged 
16+ 
RMVT – Royal Marines Visibility Team 
RNSPT – Royal Navy Students Presentation Team 
 
 
 


ARMY 
 
The Army has confirmed that no data is held for the recruitment years that cover the period from 
2010 – 2013. The information below shows data held for the period 04 April – 31 July 2013.  
 
School/Institution Activity 
Type 
Initial Personal 
Campian School, Sydenham Drive, Lemmington Spa, Warks, CV31 1QH 
Development Activity
Initial Personal 
President School,  
Development Activity
Initial Personal 
Chase Terrace Technology College, Burntwood, Staffs. 
Development Activity
Initial Personal 
Norton Canes High School, Burntwood Road, Norton Canes, Staffs 
Development Activity
Initial Personal 
Shire Oak Academy, Walsall WS9 9PA 
Development Activity
John Taylor High School, Dunstall Road, Barton Under Needwood, Staffordshire,  Initial Personal 
DE13 8AZ 
Development Activity
Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School, Cardinal Way, Stafford Road, Cannock, 
Initial Personal 
Staffordshire, WS11 4AW 
Development Activity
Initial Personal 
Dormston School, Millbank, Sedgley, DY3 1SM 
Development Activity
Initial Personal 
Hanley Castle High School, Church End, Worcester, WR8 0BL 
Development Activity
Abraham Darby Academy, Ironbridge Road, Madley, Telford, Shropshire, TF7 
Initial Personal 
5HX 
Development Activity
Initial Personal 
Sandwell Academy, Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4LG 
Development Activity
Initial Personal 
Landau Forte QEMS, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 8AH 
Development Activity
 
Details of the Army’s Cadet Force detachments are in the public domain and the link is provided 
below: 
 
https://armycadets.com/find-a-detachment 
 

ROYAL AIR FORCE 
 
The RAF has provided information below held for the period from 2011-2013. 
 
 
Combined 
Date 
Date 
Date 
EDUCATIONAL 
Year 
Cadet 
Post Code 
Visited 
Visited 
Activity 
Visited 
Activity 
ESTABLISHMENT 
Group 
Force 
2010/11 
2011/12 
2012/13 
 
(Y/N) 
Aldridge School WS9 
0BG 
12/05/2011 
 
 
 
 
 

Alumwell Business & 
Enterprise College WS2 
9UA 
12/05/2011   
 
 
 
 

Barr Beacon 
Careers 
WS9 0RF 
 
 
 
13/07/2013 
15 - 16 

Language College 
Presentation 
Black Country 
University Technical 
Cosford 
College WS3 
2PA 
 
19/09/2012 
Visit  
 
  N 
Blue Coat Cof E 
Comprehensive 
School  WS1 
2ND 
21/01/2011 
 
 
 
 
 

Brownhills 
Commmunity 
Technology College 
WS8 7QG 
 
12/01/2012 
PDT 
 
 
 

Frank F Harrison 
Engineering College WS2 
7NR 
20/06/2011 
 
 
 
 
 

Great Wyrely High 
School 
WS6 6LQ 
 
 
 
22/10/2012 
Careers Fair 
13 - 17 

Hydesville Tower 
School 
WS1 2QG 
08/03/2011 
 
 
 
 
 

Joseph Leckie 
Community School 
WS5 4PG 
11/07/2011 
 
 
 
 
 

Queen Mary's 
Mock 
Grammar School WS1 
2PG  15/11/2011 
Interviews  
 
 

Queens Mary's Girls 
High School 
WS4 2AE 
14/07/2011 
 
 
 
 
 

Rushall Adult 
Education and Sport 
Centre WS4 
1EG 
08/03/2011 
 
 
 
 
 

Shelfield Sports & 
Community College 
WS4 1BW 
12/05/2011 
 
 
 
 
 

Shire Oak Academy WS9 
9PA 
08/03/2011 
 
 
 
 
 

Literature 
Walsall City Academy WS3 
3LX 
 
16/11/2011  Drop 
   

 
PDT – Personal Development Training  
 
 
I hope this information is helpful.  
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
Defence Personnel Secretariat  
 
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