The main points for entry to Canford are at 13+ and 16+. There is also the possibility of 14+ entry if space is available and if test results and school report indicate that the applicant is able to embark successfully on a two-year GCSE programme.
Pupils join Canford in the Sixth Form from a wide range of backgrounds, both educationally and geographically.
Applications are required during October and applicants are invited to the school early in November for tests, interview and a tour of the school. Applicants from overseas may take these tests at their school. Places are offered subject to achieving a minimum of 42 points on the best seven GCSEs (where A* = 8, A = 7, B = 6, C = 5). Normally we would expect at least A grades in subjects to be studied at AS level and at least B grades in English and Mathematics.
Sample Canford Entrance Test papers are available from the Admissions Office.