Academic

The curriculum at Caldicott is designed to encourage boys to be creative, collaborative, innovative and to become critical thinkers. The development of these skills allows us to prepare boys for life and for the Common Entrance and Scholarship exams at 13+. With the help of inspirational teachers, we encourage intellectual curiosity, independent thought and encourage the love of learning.

Class sizes are small, which means that individual attention can always be given to the boys. Lessons are streamed, which ensures that every boy is comfortable, yet still stretched academically according to their current achievement.

Our teaching exceeds the National Curriculum and boys enjoy learning a wide variety of subjects from Computer Programming to Greek. Study skills, current affairs, educational visits and lectures from outside speakers also mean that there is a lot of breadth in what they learn. All homework is done at school, which means families can enjoy their time together at home. 

From Year 5 (3rd Form) onwards, boys move to a five and a half-day week, Monday to Saturday lunchtime. This deferred start to Saturday School gives our youngest boys plenty of time to rest and relax as they transition to prep school life; but as they mature and take on more responsibility, the additional hours of pupil-teacher interaction provide us with the space and time to augment our exceptional educational provision; in essence, Saturday School allows us to be the school we want to be.

Current parents can access more detailed information about the Caldicott curriculum on the Parent Portal.

To find out more about each department click on an academic area below.

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