Admissions - Introduction
The first step on the road to an admission to Canford is to visit the school. There are two options. You are welcome to contact the Admissions Office to arrange an appointment to meet the Headmaster and tour the school with a pupil on a visit which lasts approximately two hours. Alternatively you can visit us on an Open Day.
Admission in all cases is finally dependent upon the academic standard shown under exam conditions and a satisfactory Head’s report from the previous school.
Canford considers every potential pupil on an equal basis.
Full reports from the ISI and Ofsted may be downloaded below.
'This is a very special school. Superb facilities in an almost matchlessly lovely environment; first rate teaching with pupils who really do seem to find joy through achievement. A school of opportunities with windows open to the world outside. Unpretentious and sensitive, at ease with itself but without a trace of smugness. A school which can hold its own with the most popular in the country but one which has, perhaps, benefited from not being fashionable. The question is, for how long will that bonus remain with them?'