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Everyone who joins Canford becomes a member of our vibrant, inclusive community.  Whether you are a prospective, current or former parent, Old Canfordian, past or present member of staff or a friend of the school, we all share a common bond in the continued success of Canford. 

We warmly welcome you to get involved in life here, whether that be volunteering as part of the work of the Friends groups, supporting our Foundation or coming along to any of our community events. 

"The Canford community crosses countries, continents and generations. For our family and for so many others, this is a special place, where lifetimes and journeys of learning, love, friendships and adventures begin."

Chris Snell C90 Current Parent and OC  

Community Groups

The Friends of Canford has both a social and community fundraising function. Events are held throughout the year, including tours of the historic buildings and grounds, lectures and lunches, and sporting days. For those interested in specific areas, such as Music and Rowing there are parent-driven groups that you can get involved with which are great for socialising but also provide much needed support for the pupils.

"Once you are part of our very special community, you are part of it for life."

Headmaster Ben Vessey