Crown Lane, Farnham Royal, SL2 3SL, Buckinghamshire
Boys' Day & Boarding Preparatory
|Headmaster||Mr Jeremy Banks|
|Boys Age Range||7-13 years (flexi boarding from 7)|
|Number of pupils||250|
|Average Class Size||15|
Caldicott is a day and boarding country prep school for boys aged 7 - 13 in South Buckinghamshire. Situated in a beautiful 40-acre site, we are just 15 miles from Heathrow Airport and 30 minutes from London. Our expansive, growing daily bus service currently operates from Chiswick, Brook Green, Notting Hill, Marlow and the local area. We pride ourselves on our warm community where our pupils are happy and grow into confident all-rounders who have the grit and determination to succeed. Caldicott is a special place with a strong community spirit and sense of social responsibility. We encourage teamwork, intellectual curiosity and a love of learning in an atmosphere where creativity flourishes.
We have the reputation as one of the best prep schools in the UK with an excellent record in preparing boys for scholarships and Common Entrance to top UK public schools including Eton, Harrow, Radley and Wellington. Two years in a row, our leavers have attained a 'full house' of scholarships - meaning boys have excelled across art, sport, music, drama and academia. We have a strong and dynamic staffroom of dedicated and inspirational teachers and professionals - highly qualified academic teachers, expert sports coaches and musicians and drama specialists. Our recently commended pastoral care and wide range of extra-curricular activities mean boys get a full and enriching experience. Despite being successful across the major sports, our underlying philosophy is 'sports for all'; every week we have a mixture of external and House matches, giving every boy the opportunity to play in competitive fixtures week in, week out.
Caldicott has a thriving boarding ethos, and while boys are encouraged to full or weekly board in Years 7 and 8, that is only if they are ready to. Each child is different and to accommodate for that we offer Day Plus in these two years which gives the boys two (non-mandatory) nights of boarding a week that can easily topped up when needed. Flexi boarding is offered for Years 3 - 6 which gives boys the opportunity to have a taste of what boarding life can offer. Following our first year offering flexi boarding, we were proud to win BSA's 'Supporting Junior Boarders' Award. Boys live and work together in a friendly, supportive environment, build life-long friendships and develop independence before they go on to their senior schools at 13+.
We endeavour to harness the best of the school's traditions and values within a forward-looking and innovative approach all within a caring and supportive environment. Senior schools commend us for our well-mannered, considerate, confident boys who have high personal, moral and spiritual values and are striving to become their very best.