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Hanford School

Hanford School

Address: Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8HN
Founded: 1947
Number of Pupils: 100
Fees: Boarding £7,050; day £5,800 per term
Ages: 7–13
Head Teacher: Mr Rory Johnston
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: No formal entrance exam. All enquiries welcomed.
Contact: Karen Mallinson
Email:[email protected]
School Visits: Prospective parents welcome at any time.

The Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on the Common Entrance syllabus which incorporates the National Curriculum. In addition: Latin, IT, religious education, drama, music and music appreciation, art appreciation, art, pottery and handwork.

Games & The Arts

Sport covers netball, hockey, tennis, gymnastics, cricket, pop lacrosse, rounders, athletics, cross country and swimming. Hanford is famous for its riding with ponies at all levels and ages.

Pastoral Care

Hanford provides a secure framework for the emotional well being and educational security of its girls. All receive individual attention and support in the context of a homely and happy atmosphere.

Senior Exit Schools

Bryanston, Downe House, Godolphin, Marlborough, Sherborne Girls, St Mary’s Ascot, St Mary’s Shaftesbury.

Recent Scholarships

Girls have been awarded schorlaships to Bryanston, Dauntsey’s, Godolphin, Marlborough, Sherborne Girls, St Mary’s Shaftesbury,Hampshire Collegiate, Bryanston, Marlborough and The Maynard School.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Hanford allows children to be children, to enjoy their childhood, while providing the opportunity to excel in any sphere. Hanford sows, nurtures and encourages the seeds of achievement and independence of all girls.

Outstanding Characteristics

Hanford is a glorious Jacobean house deep in the Dorset countryside. This is a school of high spirits, mutual support, clubs and committees, ponies and riding before breakfast, home grown food and flowers. In a world which expects conformity, Hanford encourages individuality and imagination and provides a magical home-from-home environment.

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