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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 Morning or for a private visit.  Open Mornings are a useful introduction to the school and offer the chance to meet the Headmaster and senior staff, tour the school and view departments.  Each family will be offered a personal guided tour with a pupil.

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 Morning - Saturday 22nd April 2023


Booking is now open for our next Open Morning on Saturday 22nd April 2023.  Please book your place at the link below:

Book for our Open Morning on Saturday 22nd April 2023

Open Morning - Format and Timings

Our Open Mornings are a chance to see the school on a working day, with separate events for families interested in Sixth Form entry and at Year 9.

Sixth Form event

From 0900:  Arrival and welcome at Layard Theatre

0930-1015:  Presentation by the Headmaster and Sixth Form pupils

From 1015:  A pupil guided tour of the school for each family

Post tour:  Admissions staff available in the Long Gallery to answer any further questions

1300:  Open Morning ends

Year 9 event

From 0930:  Arrival and welcome at the Long Gallery

0930-1030:  Pupil guided tours of the school leave the Long Gallery

From 1115:  Refreshments available in the Assembly Hall post tour for those attending 1200 presentation

1200:  Presentation by the Headmaster in the Assembly Hall

Post tour:  Admissions staff available in the Long Gallery to answer any further questions

1300:  Open Morning ends

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 Mornings – 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.