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School House

School House is one of the three original houses at Canford.  In late October 2021 it relocated from the main building to a brand new purpose built boarding house at the top end of the campus, next to Court and Franklin boys' boarding houses.   For more information about the development, please see the document below which was sent to all current School House parents in February 2021.

School House Housemaster

Ben Coward

Tel: 01202 847223


House staff and tutors are all contactable via telephone and email. They are most readily available in the evenings as they also have teaching and co-curricular commitments.   Formal face-to-face meetings can always be arranged to discuss your son should the need arise.

An OC, Ben re-joined Canford as a Design and Technology Teacher in January 2018, after 12 years in the Army; retiring as a Major from the Rifles. Unsurprisingly, he runs the Army Section of the school’s vibrant CCF, enjoys a variety of adventurous pursuits and is an avid sportsmen, coaching rugby, hockey and cricket.  Ben worked as a member of the School House tutor team since his return and took over as Housemaster in Summer 2020.  He is married to Laura and has two young children.

School House Staff
Penny Cheesman Matron
Sandra Blainey Matron
Sue Richards-Lloyd Matron
Alistair Hardie House Tutor
Will Moreland Assistant Housemaster
Richard Redwood House Tutor
Al Tyndall House Tutor