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OC Introduction

Centenary Celebrations

Save the Date

Plans are very much underway for the Canford Centenary Celebrations. There will be a host of events throughout the year including a Foundation Service at Salisbury Cathedral, a drinks reception in London and...

Foundation Service

Friday 28th April 2023 - 10:00, Salisbury Cathedral 

Centenary Garden Party, Proms in the Park

Sunday 25th June 2023 - 12:00 - 17:00, Canford School

Further information will be sent out in the coming months.

The Old Canfordian Society (OCS) is the membership organisation for all pupils who have experienced a Canford education. Many Honorary Old Canfordians also exist, normally long-serving members of Canford staff. The OCS committee is a group of OC volunteers who meet to discuss the business of the OC Society. 

A full calendar of OC events is organised by the school Development Office, including Reunion Lunches, careers networking events, a London Drinks Party, occasional regional gatherings and overseas reunions. In addition, a network of overseas OC Reps provide a Canford contact for OCs living or travelling around the world.

The OCS also helps give back to Canford School. It instigated the first Careers Symposium and for numerous years helped to organise the event. They now sponsor the Careers Convention for Lower Sixth Formers, which is organised by the school Development and Careers Office, providing a day of careers advice from OCs in a range of industries. The OC Society also gives donations to Canford School from time to time, when a project is identified that would be of benefit to the school but is outside of the normal budget. Recent donations have included the refurbishment of the stone crest above the Assembly (Gisborough) Hall and a health centre golf buggy.

Finally, OC sport is thriving, with OC representatives for hockey, cricket, rugby, netball, golf, rowing and many other sports.  There is an annual OC Golf Day held on the school course and the club has over 100 active members, making it one of the largest OC groups. Each year a Cygnets Cricket week happens in the second week of July, and OC teams have participated in the Bournemouth Sevens tournament in late May.

For more information on OC sport or how you can get involved, please contact the Development Office. 

OC Magazines

The OC magazine is now published annually in the autumn for members of the Old Canfordian Society.

Please email if you wish to request a copy.


CONNECT - Find and reminisce with fellow OCs, see what they have been up to and stay in touch.

GIVE BACK - Introduce, employ and offer to act as a mentor to OCs.

DEVELOP - Develop your professional network to get introduced to people you should know.

NEWS - See forthcoming events and news from Canford

OC Obituaries

We would be honoured to publish an obituary for any member of the Canford Community. Please contact Rachael Daniel in the Development Office.

Development Annual Report 2021

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