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Canford 100

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.  Our new Canford film celebrating our centenary has been launched. A book celebrating the centenary can now be ordered.

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

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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.

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

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