Prospective parents and pupils generally make a number of visits to Canford before they decide to join the school. Canford holds two Open Days each year, in the Spring and Autumn, and these are an ideal opportunity for either a first visit or for those looking to make a House choice once registered. They are also an informal opportunity to meet the Headmaster and members of staff, and to tour the school and Houses with a pupil.
The next Open Day will be on SATURDAY 22ND APRIL 2017 from 9.30am to 1:00pm which will include short presentations on 13+ entry procedures at 10am and 11am in the Layard Theatre and a presentation and panel discussion on life in the Sixth Form at 12 noon in the Music School. The Headmaster will introduce these presentations with a short address. Tours of the Boarding and Day houses will be between 9:30am and 12 noon. Refreshments are available throughout the morning, with lunch in the Great Hall from 12 noon.
Please arrive at a time to suit you - any time from 9:30am onwards - and follow the signs to Reception, but do allow at least 2 hours to look around the school. Please see our downloadable maps for details of how to find us.
Online booking for this event is now open. It is not essential that you book in advance for our Open Days, but it would be very helpful for us if you could do so and it should save you time on arrival at our reception. Please click on the booking link on the right to book your place.