Projects and collaborations

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Autism Wessex, The Orpheus Centre and Canford School

Canford School provided the use of the Layard Theatre for Portfield School and the Orpheus Centre.  The Schools combined and pupils shared their own music and songs, which they had written.  …

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Educational Partnership Event: Brain Can Do

An enrichment partnership event for Lower Sixth involving four schools, two of which were independent (Canford and Queen Anne’s Caversham) and two of which were state academies (Ark Globe and Bo …

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Portfield School

  Two 6th form pupils offer classroom assistance for two hours every Monday afternoon throughout the year. Tasks will include reading to the children, individual help with English or maths, and …

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Educational Partnership Day

On Thursday 14th June, Canford School held its inaugural Independent-State School Educational Partnership Day.  Pupils from Canford were joined by visiting pupils from the Ark Globe Academy in Lo …

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The Bourne Academy

In 2008 Canford was approached to sponsor a local 'failing school' which it agreed to do as long as the school was nearby, so that there could be regular contact between the two schools. A new princip …

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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Two 6th form pupils offer classroom assistance for two hours every Monday afternoon throughout the year. Tasks will include reading to the children, individual help with English or maths, and general …

volunteering

Colehill Library

Canford pupils help out in a local library with a number of varied tasks, for example, proof reading e-books, putting displays together, cataloguing current reading material or putting displays up. …

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The Links Care Home

Sixth Form pupils, usually considering a medical career, spend two hours every Monday afternoon, helping staff in a dementia home.They organise activities that stimulate the residents, as well as simp …

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Priests House Museum

Pupils volunteers to assist with setting up displays and researching where items that have been donated are from. …

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Wimborne Model Town

Staff at the world famous Wimborne Model Town are in the process of a building a water recycling facility for the model town and Canford pupils volunteer to help with this. Pupils interest …

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Canford Bridge Club

The more senior members of  our local community have formed a Bridge Club and come into Canford School to play against volunteer pupils. …

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Hampreston First School

Two 6th form pupils offer classroom assistance for two hours every Monday afternoon throughout the year. Tasks will include reading to the children, individual help with English or maths, and general …

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Junior Cross Country Race at Canford School

Local Junior Schools compete in a Cross Country Race held at Canford School. …

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Community Groups using Canford Training Facility and Equipment

Community groups use the CCF Training Facility and Equipment at Canford School.  These groups include Dorset Army Cadets, Milton abbey CCF, Bournemouth Grammar School CCF, Poole High School CCF, …

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Local Community Groups using Canford Grounds

Local Community groups use the Grounds at Canford School.  These groups include Dorset Army Cadets, Dorset Paramedics, Milton Abbey CCF, Bournemouth Grammar School CCF and Poole High School …

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Local Community Groups using Canford Climbing Tower

Local Community groups use the Climbing Tower at Canford School.  These groups include Dorset Army Cadets, Dorset Paramedics, Milton Abbey CCF, Bournemouth Gramar School CCF and Poole High S …

sporting

Local Community Groups using Canford Indoor Range

Local Community groups use the Indoor Range at Canford School.  These groups include Dorset Blind, Ferndown Shooting Club, Dorset Wildfowlers Shooting Club, Dorset Police Shooting club and D …

sporting

Local Community Groups using Canford Assault/Obstacle Course

Local Community groups use the Assault and Obstacle Course at Canford School.  These groups include Lytchett Cubs, Guides, Brownies and Scout groups. Colehill Middle School, Bournemouth Grammar S …

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Canford School and PEDSSA

Canford School provides facilities for PEDSSA Events including: 5 a Side, Swim Gala, Indoor Cricket, Indoor Rowing, Sitting Volleyball, Disability Swim Gala, Cross Country and Rowing. …

governance

Governance of local state schools - Canford and Hampreston First School

Several members of the Canford staff are governors at local state schools. In the last year these have included: The Bourne Academy (4 present staff); St Peter's School, Bournemouth; Merley First Sch …

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Governance of local state schools - Canford and Beaucroft Foundation School

Several members of the Canford staff are governors at local state schools. In the last year these have included: The Bourne Academy (4 present staff); St Peter's School, Bournemouth; Merley First Sch …

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Governance of local state schools - Canford and Merley First School, Wimborne

   Several members of the Canford staff are governors at local state schools. In the last year these have included: The Bourne Academy (4 present staff); St Peter's School, Bournemouth; Me …

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Governance of local state schools - Canford and St Peter's, Bournemouth

Several members of the Canford staff are governors at local state schools. In the last year these have included: The Bourne Academy (4 present staff); St Peter's School, Bournemouth; Merley First Sch …

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Governance of local state schools - Canford and The Bourne Academy

Several members of the Canford staff are governors at local state schools. In the last year these have included: The Bourne Academy (4 present staff); St Peter's School, Bournemouth; Merley First Sch …

volunteering

Beaucroft Foundation School

Pupils visit Beaucroft School each week and offer help where needed. This has included playing with the younger pupils, reading to them and helping with activities. …

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Montacute Special School

Pupils visit Montacute every week and offer support wherever it is needed. …

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Victoria Education Centre

Pupils visit the school every week and offer help where needed, such as in the hydrotherapy unit. In the past pupils have designed and raised money for a sensory garden. …

music

Community Music

One music teacher and five pupils who are music scholars or studying music and AS/A2 level perform small scale concerts at local care homes and schools for the disabled. Different venues are visited e …

academic

Oak Academy - physics

A Canford physics teacher visits the academy every week to teach A2 physics to six Year 13 students. …

volunteering

Deaf awareness

In the Christmas and Easter terms, a deaf teacher from Shaftesbury comes in to Canford to deliver a 2 hour session each Monday afternoon to some of our Y12 and Y13 students.  These sess …

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Wimborne Food Bank

Two pupils and a member of staff spend Monday afternoons at the food bank, sorting out items of food that have been donated by the public, and preparing them for distribution to those in need in the c …

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Care for the elderly

Pupils visit, in pairs, elderly people in their homes; or go to care homes in small groups. They offer practical help, such as ironing, shopping, gardening or collecting prepscriptions. or just s …

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Kingston Lacy

Pupils act as volunteers for the National Trust. Help has included apple picking, manure spreading, rose 'tickling', pruning and the usual range of gardening activities. They work both in the kitchen …

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High Mead Farm

Two groups of pupils visit the farm. Two 6th form pupils, often intending to study veterinary science at university, offer help in one area (and have, in the past, raised funds for the project in …

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Cherry Tree Nursery

Pupils and accompanying staff visit the nursery every Monday afternoon to offer help where needed which is usually practical help in the gardens alongside the other volunteers. …

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Charity shops and Fair Trade Shop

6th form pupils offer help in various local charity shops for two hours every Monday afternoon. Help includes sorting donated items, stock taking, accounts, serving customers. …

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Beaucroft Foundation Special School - drama

Pupils from Beaucroft School come to Canford's Layard Theatre every Monday afternoon for drama workshops run by Canford staff and pupils. Sessions can also include work on communication, ass …

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Poole High School - CCF

Following a government initiative (The State School Cadet Expansion Scheme), two members of staff and 14 students from Poole High School joined Canford School's CCF in September 2015 and have been att …

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Primary School Classics

One Canford teacher and five 6th form pupils visit the schools on Monday afternoons to introduce Year 5 pupils to Classics (Ancient Greek and Classical Civilisation). The classes are led by …

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Hampreston First School - Swimming

All the Year 3 pupils at Hampreston are brought to the Canford swimming pool each Monday afternoon, where they are taught to swim or offered improvement lessons as appropriate, and then end the year …

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Allenbourne Middle School

Ten Canford pupils, working towards their Community Sports Leader award, run games activities on a Monday afternoon throughout the year. Although under the guidance of a Canford teacher, the pupils pl …

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St John's School

  Two 6th form pupils offer French classes and classroom assistance for two hours every Monday afternoon throughout the year.    …

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Colehill First School including French

There are two projects: Four 6th form pupils and a Canford teacher teach Year 3 and 4 pupils basic French. The Canford pupils help deliver the lessons, although they are under the guidance of the Can …

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Merley First School

  Four 6th form pupils offer classroom assistance for two hours every Monday afternoon throughout the year. Tasks will include reading to the children, individual help with English or maths …

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St Catherine's School

  Two 6th form pupils offer classroom assistance for two hours every Monday afternoon throughout the year. Tasks will include reading to the children, individual help with English or maths, and …

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Pamphill First School

  Two 6th form pupils offer classroom assistance for two hours every Monday afternoon throughout the year. Tasks will include reading to the children, individual help with English or maths, and …

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St John's First School

  Two 6th form pupils offer classroom assistance for two hours every Monday afternoon throughout the year. Tasks will include reading to the children, individual help with English or maths, and …

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Bearwood First school

  Two 6th form pupils offer classroom assistance for two hours every Monday afternoon throughout the year. Tasks will include reading to the children, individual help with English or maths, and …

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Broadstone First School

Four 6th form pupils offer classroom assistance for two hours every Monday afternoon throughout the year. Tasks will include reading to the children, individual help with English or maths, and ge …

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Christ the King Catholic Primary School

Two 6th form pupils offer classroom assistance for two hours every Monday afternoon throughout the year. Tasks will include reading to the children, individual help with English or maths, and gen …

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Heathlands School

Two 6th form pupils offer classroom assistance for two hours every Monday afternoon throughout the year. Tasks will include reading to the children, individual help with English or maths, and gen …

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Hayeswood First School

One 6th form pupils offers classroom assistance for two hours every Monday afternoon throughout he year. Tasks will include reading to the children, individual help with English or maths, and general …

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Kingsleigh Primary School

Four 6th form pupils, two artists and two musicians, help in lessons on Monday afternoons throughout the year. The Canford pupils will be studying art or music (as appropriate), so play an active …

volunteering

Sea View Centre

Two Sixth Form pupils spend two hours every Monday afternoon, helping where they are needed. …

volunteering

Lewis Manning Hospice

Four Sixth Form pupils visit the centre every Monday afternoon throughout the year offering whatever help is needed. Often this simply involves talking to the residents. …

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Fernhill Dementia Care Home

Four Sixth Form pupils, usually considering a medical career, spend two hours every Monday afternoon, helping staff in a dementia home.They organise activities that stimulate the residents, as well as …

volunteering

Aldbury Dementia Care Home

Four Sixth Form pupils, most of whom are consdiering a medical career, spend two hours every Monday afternoon, talking to and helping residents. They organise activities that stimulate the residents, …

volunteering

City Reach (Northam)

  This project is a long-term partnership between our pupils and the inner city community of Northam involving a programme of visits and activities. For the people of Northam, the project provid …

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Shine: serious fun on Saturdays

On Saturday mornings throughout the Autumn Term Canford hosts three local primary schools, all of which are in deprived areas of Bournemouth, for 'Serious Fun on Saturdays' under the SHINE p …


School details

Canford School
Canford Magna
Wimborne
BH21 3AD
England

T: +44 (0)1202 841254
E: office@canford.com
W: www.canford.com

Head's name
Mr Ben A M Vessey
Religious affiliation
Christian
Day/Boarding type
Day, Full boarding
Gender profile
Coeducational
Size
659 pupils
Boarding
179
Day
94
Sixth form
116

Girls

41 %
Boarding
242
Day
144
Sixth form
167

Boys

59 %