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The Creative Arts thrive at Canford and even if you do not take Art, Music or Drama as an Academic option for GCSE or A Level, there is plenty of opportunity to hone your artistic talents. 

The school has a wonderful theatre seating over 300 with sophisticated lighting and sound systems, while the Music School has a 200 seat auditorium as well as individual practice rooms and classrooms.   The Art department is spread across two buildings with an adjoining courtyard area perfect for displaying art or working on projects outdoors and offers specialists in different art disciplines.



Houses involved in House Art each year


Major Drama Productions each year


Music groups and ensembles


Regular pupil representation in National Youth Choir, Theatre and Orchestra 

“The Art department have definitely encouraged me to be a lot more ambitious with my work.”

Canford Pupil Artist

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“Drama at Canford has helped me feel much less anxious in social environments and it's given my confidence a big boost.”

Canford Drama pupil

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“The idea of working hard for something larger than the present moment is the key skill for material success and I believe it is something that Music couldn't teach you better.”

Canford Musician

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