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Canford Centenary

2023 marks the centenary of Canford’s foundation, on 15th May 1923. Our main celebrations will be held to coincide with this date during the second half of the academic year, with a Foundation Service in Salisbury Cathedral on Friday 28th April and a Proms in the Park style garden party on Sunday 25th June. 

We share our anniversary with Stowe School as part of the same schools group and there are a number of sports fixtures planned in the coming months between our schools.  Filming has just finished for a new Canford film celebrating our centenary and this will be launched in the New Year and will feature on a new website due to launch in March 2023.  A book celebrating the centenary is also being planned.

We are very grateful to the Old Canfordian Society which is supporting and subsidising a number of events and projects.

More will be shared on this centenary page as the plans develop, and do follow the Canford School Instagram account for all the latest news where a dedicated area is being created for #Canford100

We look forward to celebrating with you during this historic year.

Rowena Gaston – Development Director

Centenary events supported by

OC Society

a message from the headmaster

Ben Vessey

The coming year will be particularly special for Canford as we celebrate the School’s centenary.  There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes as we prepare to mark our 100th birthday. We very much hope that you will be able to join us in these celebrations as we look forward to bringing the Canford Community together on several occasions throughout the year to reminisce about times past and to look ahead to the future."

Ben Vessey, Headmaster


Dates for your diary

centenary news and information

Canford Centenary Bag