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. Our Open Days are held twice a year, in Spring and Autumn, and offer the chance to visit all the houses, meet pupils and staff and have lunch at the school.
* for 2020 entry, applicants need to have taken the iseb common pre-test by the following dates:
Option A: Thursday 16th November 2017
Option B: Saturday 16th June 2018
Option C: Friday 16th November 2018
Option D: Tuesday 30th April 2019
* FOR 2021 ENTRY, APPLICANTS NEED TO HAVE TAKEN THE ISEB COMMON PRE-TEST BY THE FOLLOWING DATES:
Option A: Thursday 15th November 2018
Option B: Saturday 15th June 2019
Option C: Friday 15th November 2019
Option D: Tuesday 28th April 2020
Canford welcomes applications from overseas families. As a 7 day a week boarding school, we are well equipped to cater for the needs of pupils whose parents live abroad, with a full programme of evening and weekend activities offered. Currently around 5% of pupils are British ex-patriates, and a similar number are foreign nationals.
Chinese Student Applications and Enquiries
All enquiries from students or agents relating to Chinese students should be addressed to the school's representative for China, the UK Boarding Schools Admissions Service
Tel: +86 (0)21 31651368 (Shanghai Office)，+86 (0)10 86487115 (Beijing Office)
Address: Floor 3, BLDG 5, No.258, West Fuxing Road, Shanghai, 200031, China
WeChat: 英国传统寄宿学校UKBS（订阅号）, 英国私立寄宿中小学（服务号）
所有中国大陆的申请者请联系我们官方代表: UK Boarding Schools Admissions Service
电话：+86 (0)21 31651368（上海办公室），+86 (0)10 86487115（北京办公室）
EAL policy in Traditional Chinese
EAL policy in Simplified Chinese
While it is not essential to choose a House, parents are welcome to express one or two preference(s) at any stage, and we will follow these where space allows. All the Houses are run along very similar lines, however.
Parents are invited to meet Housemasters and Housemistresses during the Year 7 and there are various social events organised to ensure that you and your child can become more familiar with the House before they start at Canford.
House Preference Form
Life as a Boarder
Life as a Day Pupil