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House Preference

All the houses at Canford are run along very similar lines, and there is considerable integration between them, not least because pupils mix every meal time and also in lessons, sports and numerous activities during the school day.  Our House Life page has information about the different houses.

It is not necessary to choose a house at all but, of those who do, most enter their house of choice, and of the remainder most enter their second choice house.  Later preferences may be unsuccessful.

After you have been offered a conditional place, we will notify you when a place in your preferred house becomes available. House places are offered in date order, so early choice is advisable, although occasionally we may wish to exercise discretion so as to create balanced house communities taking account of a pupil’s talents and interests, gender, numbers from particular feeder schools, or to allow pupils to follow siblings.

Many house places are offered soon after conditional places have been accepted, but some house places may not be finalised until April or May of the year of admission. We will always confirm house places in writing, so please ensure you have received written confirmation of your child’s current situation with regard to house choices.

For further information please contact:

The Admissions Office, Canford School, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AD

T: 01202 847207  
F: 01202 881009

Email the Admissions Office