Site Map - An extensive list to cover the range of information relating to over 100 years of Leila Rendel's 'Caldecott', gathered by the Caldecott Association, and archived for future use by ex-pupils and Care professionals.

Some of the Archive's collection of Books, Leaflets, and pages, written about, referring to, or just mentioning, the Caldecott Community in all it's stages of life.  

In the first 36 years, the Caldecott Community was geographically mobile and housed in over six different                 establishments. Expansion continued thereafter. Find related information here.

26 Cartwright Gardens, St Pancras, London WC.

Charlton Court, East Sutton Road, East Sutton, Kent.

Caldecot House, Goff's Oak, Cuffley, Hertfordshire.

Mote House, Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent

Hyde House, Egdon Heath, Wareham, Dorset.

Mersham-le-Hatch, Mersham, Ashford, Kent.

Caldecott House, Hythe Road, Smeeth, Ashford, Kent, TN25 6SP

Legal, Contractual, & Management information. Boring, but very necessary in order to run the Caldecott Community properly.

From very early days this unpopular activity was a necessity in order that Leila Rendel could continue to keep her Caldecott Community dream a reality.

Formal education at Caldecott Community is in-house teaching until children are old enough to make use of Local Authority Schools at the age of 11 years.

Content that doesn't easily fit elsewhere in the website

Newsletters and other documents originating from the Caldecott Association can be found here.

The Caldecott Foundation is the modern day face of what was the Caldecott Community. If they wish to archive any data on this website it will be found here.

Guides for various aspects of Content Creators activities

Some links to websites of that may be of interest to viewers of this site:-

Significant changes to the Caldecott Community website will be recorded here:


Short term news articles that will be shown in the News! News! box on Home page

An unbelievable diverse range of activities and hobbies were available to children of all ages, some requiring         more energy than others.

Camping, Youth Hostelling, Horse Riding, Gyhmkana, Sports days etc. etc.

Hobbies, Music, Dancing, Fancy Dress, Christmas etc. etc.

The earliest record found so far is a photograph taken at the 1951 reunion at Mersham-le-Hatch, kindly donated by an attendee John Hansen.

Nominally, reunions were to take place every two years, but from available records (mainly photographic) there were obviously periods when such regularity failed.

Extensive images of many reunions can be found in the 'Reunions' section of the Image Gallery.

An extensive range of different people and animals co-existed. Some more noticable than others but all             importantant to the well-being of the Community

No matter how long a period staff or children were with the Community, it would have been impossible to leave without memories - some good, some not so good. Herein you will find original records that will bring those memories to life, as well as recollections recently documented for the Archive.

It is expected that this category will only contain images of artefacts held in private collections or held at PETT (so see Artefacts category in the Gallery). In the unlikely event that an artefact record is a text description only, it is suggested that such descriptive text is entered as an article within this document category.