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School House

School House is one of the three original houses at Canford.  It is based in elegantly renovated accommodation on the upper floors of the Manor House close to the Sports Centre, Theatre and Music School.

School House Housemaster

Ben Coward


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 has worked as a member of the School House tutor team since his return and is due to take over as Housemaster over the 2020 summer holidays.  He will be joined in the House by his wife Laura and their children Harry (6) and Poppy (4).

School House Staff
Penny Cheesman Matron
Tina Protopsaltis Matron
Alistair Hardie House Tutor
Will Moreland House Tutor
Richard Redwood House Tutor
Al Tyndall House Tutor