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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

Richard Jones

Tel: 01202 847223

House staff and tutors are all contactable via telephone or 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.


Richard joined Canford in 2016 following six years at St John’s Leatherhead. He worked in industry before moving into education, teaches Economics and Business Studies and is an experienced sports coach.  Richard is married to Emily and they have two young sons.

From September 2020

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 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
Ben Coward House Tutor
James Ladd Gibbon House Tutor
Richard Redwood House Tutor
Al Tyndall House Tutor