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Application Process 13+

Pupils join Canford from around 50 different schools each year at 13+, mainly from Prep Schools but also some from the maintained sector. Pupils come to us from schools across the UK and some internationally.  We strive to build good relationships with staff, parents and pupils at all schools with which Canford has a connection.

We are aware of just how crucial and often difficult it is for parents and pupils to make a decision about senior school education. In order to make an informed choice about whether we are the right place for you, we do our best to ensure schools are fully aware of what we offer, especially our vision, mission and values. To help achieve this, we attend future schools exhibitions at many Prep Schools and senior staff are invited to Canford on a regular basis. 

The first step is usually to visit the school. Please contact our Admissions team to let us know you are interested in coming to see us and they will be in touch with lots of helpful information, as well as ensuring we welcome you on site in due course. In the meantime, you are welcome to gain a sense of school life through the recording of our recent Virtual Open Day. Please visit to access this and other online resources. 

joining canford at 13+