Boarding at Caldicott

Boarding lies at the heart of Caldicott; it helps build a unique sense of community. The boarding house plays a key role in developing the School’s strong sense of family values, encouraging boys to live and work together harmoniously, build friendships and develop independence before going onto their senior schools. The boarding staff are on hand around the clock, providing a happy home like environment.

It is hoped that boys will flourish in our beautiful surroundings and they will be offered the attention, care and guidance that will allow them to develop as young people.


The Boarding House

There are no separate boarding houses at Caldicott. The boarding house is split into three areas: Years 5 and 6, Year 7 and Year 8. The dormitories range in size from three to seven beds. The Snug (upstairs common room), The Pantry (upstairs boarding kitchen), the Boarding Office, The Den (laundry sorting room) and The Laundry are conveniently placed centrally with easy access from all dorms. The Health Centre is also on the first floor in a central location.

The Sports Hall, computer rooms, library, common rooms and academic block are all in use until late evening and at weekends. Teaching staff are fully involved in the boarding community, whether it is running an evening activity, being available to help with work, on duty in the boarding house, reading to a dormitory or playing a game with boys.


Types of Boarding

Boarding at Caldicott is on a full and weekly basis for boys in Years 5 - 8. The majority of boys go home on Saturday after matches and return to school on either Sunday evening or Monday morning. There is a full programme of activities for weekend boarders.

All boys in Years 7 and 8 board. This provides a key role in encouraging them to live and work together, building life-long friendships and developing independence before they go on to their senior schools at 13+.

Boarding for boys in Years 5 and 6 is optional.

Boarding Handbook

Boarding Principles and Practice