Skip To Main Content


A Place to Explore

Our enriching curriculum includes opportunities for academic and intellectual aspiration alongside an extensive co-curricular programme.  Creativity and self-discovery is encouraged across all ages and ability levels, and the coherence of a Canford education across both academic and co-curricular elements promotes lifelong personal development and self-understanding.


Pupils can join the Army, Navy or Marines divisions of the CCF from Fourth Form

Read More about CCF

Canford is welcoming to all regardless of socio-economic background, race, religion, physical ability, gender or sexuality. 

Read More about EDI
Festival of Ideas

Each year Canford holds a Festival of Ideas, encouraging pupils and staff to challenge and to listen on a particular theme

Read More about Festival of Ideas
Model UN

Model United Nations, part of Canford's Global Connections programme, has been popular at Canford for many years.

Read More about Model UN
Peer Mentoring

Often young people prefer to talk to someone their own age about their concerns, offered through peer mentoring

Read More about Peer Mentoring

Pupils supplement their classroom study through academic trips and co-curricular expeditions 

Read More about Trips

"I was excited as well as nervous about the start of the expedition, mostly because of the unknown elements. I very much enjoyed the challenge as well as sense of achievement of completing the task." 

Canford Pupil - CCF Norway Expedition