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School:Canford
Type of School: day&boarding school for boys&girls
Age range: 13-18
Number of students: 640
Number of boarders: 420
International Students: 10%
Teacher:pupil ratio:
Annual boarding fees: 33513(GBP/Year)
Website: http://www.canford.com
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Canford is a traditional, co-educational British public school founded in 1923. Set in 250 acres of beautiful parkland it offers a safe and caring environment in which pupils can develop to the very best of their abilities. The school is also global in its outlook. Its work with communities in the UK and abroad ensures pupils have a sense of place and a desire to make a real difference to both their own lives and to the lives of others.

Type of School: Independent boarding for boys and girls
Age range: 13-18
Number of students: 640
Annual boarding fees: GBP10,872 per term (2015/16)
Setting: “Among top 10 most beautiful schools in the UK” (The Daily Telegraph)Location: South of England - M25/M4junction 1 hr 15mins; London Heathrow1 hr 45 mins; Poole-London Waterloo 2hours
Number of overseas pupils: <10%

Academic Strength
Canford was ranked academically among the top 5 co-educational boarding schools in the UK by The Daily Telegraph in 2014and has a reputation for excellence in academic matters. The school aims to foster a lifelong love of learning and offers a wide range of enrichment groups and societies to encourage intellectual development well beyond the confines of curriculum study
• 25% of all grades A* and 60% A*/A at A level (2011-2015)
• Science has long been a strength. In the past 12 years, of 134 applications to Medical Schools, over 80% have been successful, with many places on Science related courses.
• A levels taught in 18 different subjects including English, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Economics; Cambridge Pre-U taught in 4 subjects –Art, Spanish, French and German
• At age 16, IGCSE taken in the majority of subjects
• Every pupil has an individual tutor

Boarding Life
Canford is a full boarding school. There is no weekly or flexi-boarding and there is a full programme of activities during the evenings and at weekends. The school makes good use of its location just 5 miles from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site, with its95 miles of coastline and beaches.
• School life is based around a house system
• 7 boarding houses, each with 60 pupils, in a mix of single, double and larger study bedrooms
• All Sixth Formers have their own room
• All pupils dine in the Grade 1 listed main building
•Separate Sixth Form kitchen in each house providing additional cooking facilities
•Houses are staffed 24 hours a day, 7days a week
• Significant pastoral support in place for every pupil

Universities and Careers
The school leads the way in its region in terms of offers to Oxford and Cambridge, with 54 places in the past 5 years. Virtually all pupils move on to university, with 90%gaining places at top flight institutions in the UK and Ivy League universities including Princeton, Yale and Columbia in the US in 2015.
Chinese pupils have flourished at Canford over many years. Recent success includes:
Mike Wang - one of the top 15 students in the UK out of 1,800 in the British Physics Olympiad; national finalist in Senior Mathematics Challenge; reading Mathematics at Clare College, Cambridge
Lung Hei Wong - reading Mathematics at Pembroke College, Oxford
Jack Lee – A grades in all AS level subjects; Model UN representative; offers to read Engineering at Durham and UCL
Albert Zhang – A grades in all AS level subjects; offers to read Geophysics at Durham and Bristol

• Dedicated careers office offering continued support pre and post A level• Unique Oxbridge application programme
• A SAT testing centre for entry to US universities
• Lower Sixth Careers Symposiumt o introduce career options and employment sectors
• Interview training and support with university applications
• CV writing, job application and work placement advice• Access to the Canford Mentoring network of current and former parents and Old Canfordian pupils

Activities
Beyond the classroom pupils can choose from over 30 different sports and activities. In addition to the traditional boys’ school sports of Rugby, Hockey and Cricket, and Hockey, Netball and Tennis for girls, there is, for example, Rowing from the school boathouse, Basketball and Badminton for both boys and girls while Canford is one of only a handful of schools in the UK with an original Real Tennis court.

There is an active CCF programme for Army, Navy and Marines, and the school is a Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award centre. All pupils are involved in Community Service programmes both in the UK and abroad.

The creative arts are strong both as academic subjects and in co-curricular options.

Facilities
• Theatre seating up to 300
• Music School seating over 200
• Art Gallery
• Boathouse with mix of eights, quadsand single sculls boats
• Climbing Wall and CCF Assault Course
• Original Real Tennis court
• 6 Tennis courts, 6 Netball courts, 4Squash courts
• 12 grass sports pitches
• 9 hole golf course
• 2 All Weather Hockey pitches
• Sports Centre including Fitness Suite and 25m indoor heated pool

Address:
Wimborne
Dorset BH21 3AD
www.canford.com admissions@canford.com

Location:
Dorset, South of England
London Heathrow 1 hr 45 mins