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Day Pupils

Lancaster House

One school, ten houses

All pupils, whether boarding or day, belong to one of ten houses. Each house buzzes with a life of its own, but all are very much part of our one school, ten houses ethos.

We have three co-educational Day Houses all centrally located. Around 35% of our pupils are day and take advantage of all the opportunities open to them at a full boarding school.  Day houses are organised in exactly the same way as the boarding houses and there is plenty of opportunity for pupils from different houses to mix. Pupils are fully integrated during lessons and activities throughout the main school day and all meals are eaten centrally in the Great Hall..  Each has a housemaster/mistress to provide continuity of care from before arrival through to university and beyond, and house tutors who share responsibility for one year-group's welfare and academic progress. Each house has at least one matron looking after around eighty five boys and girls. 

There is a full programme of evening and weekend activities on offer. Day pupils are always welcome to join these school events and many do often stay on in the evenings to take part in activities such as music concerts, plays and societies.

Daily bus services from the surrounding areas up to 45 minutes from Canford run on Monday-Friday and Saturday mornings.


"Although I am a day pupil, being part of a house makes school feel like a second home."

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