Canford School has been recognized among the top schools in the country for pupil outcomes in A Level and GCSE examinations 2022 in the latest Times Parent Power report.
Netball is played as a focus sport in the Easter Term, although district and county tournaments, along with the early rounds of the National Independent Schools Cup, are played in the Christmas term. The school has six outdoor courts and two indoor courts, so can host comprehensive block fixtures and County tournaments.
At least 13 teams regularly compete against schools drawn from a competitive fixture list, such as, Marlborough, Millfield, Wellington, and Seaford. Canford encourages breadth and excellence, aiming to strive for County, Regional and National team representative. The U15 & U19 teams are entered into the Independent Schools Netball Cup and in the 2016-17 season reached the semi-final and quarter final stage, respectively. The U19, U16 and U14 teams regularly qualify through to the South West Championships and in the 2020 season, the U19 and U16 came 4th in the National Schools Championships. Canford is the training venue for the Poole Satellite Academy and Dorset County squad, with individual members attending the Bath Hub.