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Reflections on a Unique Year

Headmaster Ben Vessey wanted to reflect on the past twelve months with the Heads and Deputy Heads of School in a special edition of a ‘This Canford Life’ video podcast which you can watch and listen to on YouTube, Apple podcasts or Soundcloud. 

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  • Pastoral
  • Sixth Form
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CCF Awards 2021

This year’s Parade sadly could not take place as usual. Our senior cadets however have been terrific throughout this year and managed to run a programme covering 70% of the normal level of activities albeit without a field day thus far.

  • Awards
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  • Sixth Form
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Poetry

Sunday 21st March marked World Poetry Day. Canford's Head of English, Richard Redwood, used the occasion to announce the winners of the school's first House Poetry competition. 

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  • Awards
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  • Sixth Form
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ARTiculation

Canfordians have a strong record of entry into this prestigious competition.  This year the regional heats were held online due to the pandemic, and Sixth Former Imogen Fairweather represented Canford presenting on the Film Stills of Cindy Sherman. 

  • Art
  • Events
  • Sixth Form
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House Debating

Friday 5th February saw the annual House Debating Competition take place online. During the course of the evening over 200 pupils and staff tuned in to listen to several high quality debates.

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  • Awards
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  • Sixth Form
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Easter Term 2021

While not the beginning of the Easter Term today that we were all hoping for, we are still very excited to welcome back everyone associated with Canford and look forward to a happy, stimulating and inspiring term.

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  • Boarding
  • Co Curricular
  • Community
  • Pastoral
  • Sixth Form
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Online Auction

The annual online fundraising auction in aid of the Martin Marriott Foundation for bursaries at Canford and the Friends of Canford School community projects is now LIVE!

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BSACovid

The safety, health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff remains our top priority. By officially following the Charter, as a boarding school we will be maintaining the highest standards of welfare for the children in our care.

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Read more about BSA COVID-Safe Charter
Canford 4 x 4 Challenge win

Sixth Form engineers at Canford are celebrating winning the Jaguar Land Rover South West Regional finals in the Professional Class at the Bristol and Bath Science Park on 25th February and as a result move through to the National Finals of the competition at Jaguar Land Rover HQ in the Midlands on 23rd March.

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  • public
  • Sixth Form
Read more about Canfordians heading to National Engineering Finals with best performance to date
Pringle Trophy 2019

This year’s Sir Stueart Pringle Trophy competition took place over the weekend of 5-6 October.  This annual national competition at the Commando Training Centre, Lympstone is the premier inter-schools’ cadet event with marine cadets from schools across the UK.

  • Co Curricular
  • Sixth Form
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Canford Tatler Public School of the Year 2019

There was great excitement in both London and Dorset on Monday evening, 9th September, as Canford took home the prestigious ‘Public School of the Year’ trophy at the annual Tatler Schools Awards

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First British Astronaut takes part in Canford’s Space Celebrations

Each year the final week of the Summer Term at Canford is devoted to a variety of co-curricular, fun, off piste activities offering pupils the chance to learn new skills, known as ‘Spirit of Place.’

This year, in celebration of 50 years’ of the first Moon landing in 1969, the Canford week was appropriately renamed ‘Spirit of Space’ and was packed with exciting challenges across departments. 

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  • Music
  • Sixth Form
  • Trips
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This Canford Life Podcast

Want to know what it’s really like to be a boarder?   Or what the value is of studying Latin?   Or find out which staff have hidden talents?  Then you need to tune in to ‘This Canford Life’ – Canford’s brand new podcast. 

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  • Careers
  • Co Curricular
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  • Sixth Form
Read more about 'This Canford Life'
Ten Tors 2019

Many congratulations to all our pupils who took up this year’s Ten Tors Challenge.  Canford entered a record four teams of six pupils in the 2019 competition, two Fourth Form teams completing the 35 mile challenge, and two Lower Sixth completing the 45 miles event. 

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  • Sixth Form
  • Trips
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Colour Run

We did it!  Canford’s first ever Colour Run took place on Sunday 28th April and it was an outstanding success.

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  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
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Senior Play

This year’s senior play was Mike Bartlett’s ‘Earthquakes in London’, a challenging snapshot of the complexities of living within a time of globalisation and technology, neatly condensed into five acts.

  • Community
  • Drama
  • Events
  • Sixth Form
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Open Day

Come and find out more about our award winning education at our next Open Day on Saturday 27th April.

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  • Sixth Form
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Chamber Choir

On February 14th, Canford’s Chamber Choir travelled to Oxford University to sing a joint service of Eucharist with Oriel College Chapel Choir. 

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  • Music
  • Trips
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Business advice

Sixth Formers at Canford are studying the travel and leisure industry and recently enjoyed meeting several experts from two ends of the business spectrum. 

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  • Sixth Form
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Chinese New Year

As part of Canford’s International programme, pupils joined one fifth of the world’s population in celebrating Chinese New Year in fine style over two days with a number of events aimed at offering the opportunity to develop a wider appreciation of Chinese culture. 

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External Speakers

As part of our Sixth Form enrichment programme, we are delighted to be welcoming to Canford once again a wide range of thought provoking external speakers this term to share their experiences.

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  • Sixth Form
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Community work

The work with the model town has involved pupils and staff helping to improve their facilities, principally the water control system and the graphical visitor interface at this popular local attraction.

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  • Sixth Form
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Philosophy Dinner

A-level Philosophy and Theology pupils attended the black tie event to hear Rev. Jervis’ insightful talk on epistemology, entitled ‘Sense, Common-sense, Nonsense and Making Sense’. 

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  • Sixth Form
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Canford Remembers

On Sunday 11th November 2018, the Canford Community joined with millions throughout the country to honour those who gave their lives in the defence of freedom during times of conflict.

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Model UN
"It was impressive to see our pupils participating with such enthusiasm and commitment in this exciting inter-schools competition..."
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