Mobile devices at Caldicott

Permitted devices - 5th Form

Boarders may only bring in devices from the following list. We do not allow devices that have cameras.

Permitted devices:

  • Kindle or Kindle Paperwhite (non-3G/4G versions). Kindle Fire is not permitted.
  • iPod Nanos. iPod Touch is not permitted.
  • iPod Shuffles
  • Older iPods/MP3 players that do not have internet access
  • No tablets


Permitted devices - 6th Form

Autumn and Spring Terms

For these terms, the boys follow the same guidelines as the 5th Form and should not bring in tablets, e.g. iPads, & iPod Touches


Use of the devices

The use of these devices and the content that is allowed on them is outlined in the new "Terms and conditions of use of technology at Caldicott" (previously called the "Computer Use Agreement"). This is available to download from the Documents and Forms page.



The decision to only permit tablet-sized devices (and smaller) was made when looking at the practicalities of storage, charging and the movement of devices around school and in the Boarding House. At the moment potentially having lots of bulky laptops being brought in is not practical - we simply do not have the space to store and charge them.

Tablet devices (we're not stipulating an Apple product) will allow the boys to use email, browse the web, play games, listen to music in their free time without the need of a full computer/laptop and can easily be stored securely in a cupboard at night. If boys want to sit down to do work, we have a very good IT suite which they can use.