You are welcome to contact the Admissions Office to arrange an appointment to meet the Headmaster and tour the school with a pupil on a visit which lasts approximately two hours. Alternatively you can visit us on an Open Day. Our Open Days are held twice a year, in Spring and Autumn, and offer the chance to visit all the houses, meet pupils and staff and have lunch at the school.
* for 2020 entry, applicants need to have taken the iseb common pre-test by the following dates:
Option A: Thursday 16th November 2017
Option B: Saturday 16th June 2018
Option C: Friday 16th November 2018
Option D: Tuesday 30th April 2019
Canford welcomes applications from overseas families. As a 7 day a week boarding school, we are well equipped to cater for the needs of pupils whose parents live abroad, with a full programme of evening and weekend activities offered. Currently around 5% of pupils are British ex-patriates, and a similar number are foreign nationals.
Chinese Student Applications and Enquiries
All enquiries from students or agents relating to Chinese students should be addressed to the school's representative for China firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +86 (0)21 63306270 (Shanghai Office)，+86 (0)10 85317356 (Beijing Office)
电话：+86 (0)21 63306270（上海办公室），+86 (0)10 85317356（北京办公室）
EAL policy in Traditional Chinese
EAL policy in Simplified Chinese
While it is not essential to choose a House, parents are welcome to express one or two preference(s) at any stage, and we will follow these where space allows. All the Houses are run along very similar lines, however.
Parents are invited to meet Housemasters and Housemistresses during the Year 7 and there are various social events organised to ensure that you and your child can become more familiar with the House before they start at Canford.
House Preference Form
Life as a Boarder
Life as a Day Pupil