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Careers Planning and Outcomes

Everything we do at Canford is aimed at preparing pupils for their life when they leave the school, imbuing them with skills and knowledge as well as values and beliefs in order for them to lead fulfilling lives in whatever they decide to do. A key role of the school in general and the Careers and Higher Education department in particular, is in helping pupils identify their motivations, strengths and areas for development and providing information, advice and support as they try to identify the right options and the best direction they might take after Sixth Form. We aim to help them develop and recognise their non-academic as well as academic skills and enable them to demonstrate them from a variety of activities they will inevitably become involved with while at school and then help them access opportunities to put these attributes into practice. 

Below are just some of the many ways we support Canfordians in preparing and planning for life beyond school.

Model UN

Model United Nations, part of Canford's Global Connections programme, has been popular at Canford for many years.

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Peer Mentoring

Often young people prefer to talk to someone their own age about their concerns, offered through peer mentoring

Read More about Peer Mentoring

Unifrog offers pupils the chance to compare future education options and apply successfully.

Read More about Unifrog

“Having the ability to conduct yourself in a confident, informed way is a very valuable skill. A positive interview can indeed shape your whole future”

Michael Doherty - Head of Careers



Oxbridge offers in the past 5 years


Offers each year to Russell Group/Sunday Times Top 12 universities


A Level A*/A Grade in 2023


Pupils to US universities in past 2 years

Top 10 skills of 2025 - World Economic Forum


Analytical thinking and innovation

Active learning and learning strategies

Complex problem-solving

Critical thinking and analysis

Creativity, originality and analysis

Leadership and social influence

Technology use, monitoring and control

Technology design and programming

Resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility

Reasoning, problem-solving and ideation