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Canford 100

2023 marks the centenary of Canford’s foundation, on 15th May 1923. Our main celebrations are being 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 and a Proms in the Park style garden party is imminent on Sunday 25th June. 

We share our anniversary with Stowe School as part of the same schools group and a number of sports fixtures have taken place over the year between our schools which will culminate at Henley Royal Regatta where alumni from the two schools will participate in a Centenary Row Past. Our new Canford film celebrating our centenary has been launched. A book celebrating the centenary and other merchandise is now available to purchase.

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

Do follow the Canford School Instagram account for all the latest news where a dedicated area had been created for #Canford100

We look forward to continuing to celebrate with you during this historic year.

Rowena Gaston – Development Director

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OC Society


We will be using the #Canford100 hashtag on social media. We would be delighted if you would join us in using the #Canford100 hashtag when sharing photos and videos at Canford Centenary celebration events.

Canford Centenary Garden Party - Sunday 25th June 2023

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

Centenary celebrations

Canford Centenary News and Information