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Canford School

Canford is among the top co-educational boarding schools in the country for pupils aged 13-18, as evidenced in numerous national awards including Tatler Public School of the Year, ISP Boarding School of the Year and a finalist three years' running in the TES Independent Schools Awards. 

Facilities at Canford are excellent and include a state of the art sports complex, modern theatre, separate music school and art gallery. A new library and new boys' boarding houses are opening in 2021/2 in advance of the school's centenary in 2023. The campus environment gives Canford a collegiate feel, while the beauty of the Grade 1 listed buildings and 250 acres of parkland provide an inspirational educational setting - rated 'Among the top 10 most beautiful schools' by The Daily Telegraph.

Canford was recently ranked among the top 10 most beautiful schools in the country by The Daily Telegraph. The beauty of the campus combines with a range of first class modern sporting, cultural and teaching facilities.  Within the grounds are a boathouse, 12 grass sports pitches, 2 full sized All Weather pitches, 30 tennis courts, a 9 hole golf course and one of the few original Real Tennis courts in the country.  The Layard Theatre seats nearly 300, the Music School nearly 200 and there is a dedicated Coldstream Gallery space regularly exhibiting the latest staff and pupil art. 

With its 18th-century arboretum, pretty Norman church and the weeping-willow lined River Stour winding through the grounds – just outside the picturesque Dorset village of Canford Magna – Canford’s campus is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Talk Education 2020