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Canford is located in Dorset, South West England. The campus sits alongside the beautiful River Stour, with easy access to footpaths to neighbouring town, Wimborne, and trailways providing off-road routes to parks and beaches. The schools boasts easy access to the Jurassic Coast, with its miles of coastline and second largest natural harbour in the world, along with stunning countryside and New Forest National Park. Canford is easily accessible. The school is well served by rail, air and road links for international families, or those living slightly further afield. It is under two hours from London, Oxford and Exeter, 90 minutes from the M3/M25 junction and easy reach of London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Bournemouth, Exeter and Southampton airports. Use postcode BH21 3AD for sat nav.

Within the grounds are a boathouse, sports centre, including a 25 metre pool and modern gym facilities, outdoor education centre, climbing wall, 12 grass sports pitches, 2 full sized all weather pitches, 30 tennis courts, a 9 hole golf course and one of the few original Real Tennis courts in the country. The arts benefit from The Layard Theatre, seating nearly 300, the Music School, seating nearly 200, and there is a dedicated Coldstream Gallery space regularly exhibiting the latest pupil and staff art. 

Studland Beach Geography Trip

“With its 18th-century arboretum, pretty Norman church and the weeping-willow lined River Stour winding through the grounds – just outside the picturesque Dorset village of Canford Magna – Canford’s campus is jaw-droppingly beautiful.”

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Use postcode BH21 3AD for sat nav.

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