The Canford Impact
Canford offers the breadth of opportunity to enable every individual pupil to make the most of his or her talents and develop the skills and qualities to move on beyond school to rich and fulfilling lives.
We are ambitious for our pupils. We want the education we offer to have a real and lasting impact on their lives, not only in terms of academic outcomes as the tickets to the next stage but also in their personal development embodying the school's core values of Purposeful Engagement, Humble Ambition, Gracious Leadership and Courageous Attitude. Canfordians are known as decent, honest and capable young people, who aim high and want to make a positive difference not only to their own lives, but also to the lives of others.
“A school community where all are inspired to explore, empowered to express and challenged to excel.”
ACADEMIC GROUPS AND SOCIETIES
TED TALKS RUN BY SIXTH FORMERS
PUPIL LEADER ROLES EACH YEAR
“Our happy, sparkly daughter comes home buzzing about life at Canford!”
MAJOR DRAMA PRODUCTIONS EACH YEAR
MEMBERS OF THE EDI COMMITTEE
MUSIC GROUPS AND ENSEMBLES
SPORTS MATCHES EACH YEAR
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I could become a professional actress. Canford gave me the confidence to make it happen.”
Stephanie Street Sylvestre, actress and OC
AWARDS FOR ESSAYS IN COMPETITIONS LAST YEAR
OFFERS TO OXBRIDGE IN THE PAST 3 YEARS
SIXTH FORM PEER MENTORS
“The Canford Art department definitely encouraged me to be a lot more ambitious with my work.”
COMMUNITY PROJECTS SUPPORTED
CANFORD GLOBAL CONNECT USERS
BOARDERS STAY IN SCHOOL ON AN AVERAGE WEEKEND
HOURS GIVEN BY PUPILS IN THE PAST YEAR TO COMMUNITY PROJECTS
“Through volunteering I have learnt patience and respect.”
Canford Sixth Form pupil
Making a difference to the lives of others
Canford has sponsored The Bourne Academy since 2010 and the successful partnership is a beacon of success in UK education. Mutual support, pride, ambition, trust and high expectations combine to allow impressive academic achievements against a background of respect.
“We value our links with The Bourne Academy tremendously and there is a great mutual benefit to the staff and pupils at both our schools from our collaboration.” BEN VESSEY, HEADMASTER
The Canford Impact Report
The latest edition illustrating the impact of a Canford education on positive pupil outcomes through our vision - A school community where all are inspired to explore, empowered to express and challenged to excel.