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Visit Us

The first step on the road to a family joining Canford is to visit the school, either on an Open Day or for a private visit.  Open Days are a useful introduction to the school and offer the chance to meet the Headmaster and senior staff, take a pupil guided tour and view departments.  Pupil guided group tours (two pupils) will take up to three families to two Houses and a selection of departments.

A private visit usually includes a meeting with a member of the Admissions team, a pupil guided tour and a visit to one house.  

Open Days

OUR next Open Day will be on Saturday 8th october 2022.   booking is now open

book for our open day on Saturday 8th October 2022If you would like to visit us before then, please do contact our Admissions team to book a private visit.

More information about life at Canford is available on our Virtual Visits page.

Book a Private Visit

Our private visits take place mornings only during term time. They offer a tour of the school and a meeting with one of our Day or Boarding house parents. To request a private visit please email our Admissions department providing your child’s date of birth and their desired year of entry. Due to high demand, our private visits tend to be for parents or guardians with children in or approaching Year 5 or above. If you have younger children, we recommend you attend one of our Open Days – you can book for this via the link above.

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Virtual Visits to Canford

Canford Virtual Tour


While we know it will not replace the experience of actually visiting the school, if you are unable to visit us at the moment we hope that this page will offer you a sense of Canford life and the chance to explore the school through film, images and links to key areas of our website.