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Canford 100

2023 marked the centenary of Canford’s foundation, on 15th May 1923. Our main celebrations were held to coincide with this date during the second half of the academic year. A Foundation Service in Salisbury Cathedral took place on Friday 28th April, a Proms in the Park style garden party on Sunday 25th June and an Old Canfordian drinks party at the Lansdowne Club in London on Thursday 12th October

We shared our anniversary with Stowe School as part of the same schools group and a number of sports fixtures took place over the year between our schools culminating at Henley Royal Regatta where alumni from the two schools participated in a Centenary Row Past. Our new Canford film celebrating our centenary is available to watch on our dedicated Canford School YouTube channel.  A book celebrating the centenary of 'Canford in 100 Objects' and other merchandise is available to purchase from the links further down this page.   A centenary sculpture was commissioned from renowned sculptor Zoe Wilson and was unveiled on Thursday 7th December marking the final event in our year of celebrations.

We are very grateful to the Old Canfordian Society which supported and subsidised a number of events and projects.

Do follow the Canford School Instagram account for all the latest news and a dedicated area created to mark major events for #Canford100

We were delighted to celebrate with so many members of our community during this historic year.

Rowena Gaston – Development Director

Community email

Centenary events supported by

OC Society


We used the #Canford100 hashtag on social media. We would be delighted if you could use the #Canford100 hashtag when sharing photos and videos at Canford Centenary celebration events.

Canford Centenary News and Information

Canford School Foundation Day film

Proms in the Park Programme

Proms in the Park Live YouTube stream

The coming year will be particularly special for Canford as we celebrate the School’s centenary.  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

Watch Ben's centenary introduction