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July 2018

Painting & Drawing Workshop

25th July 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Spend the day at a workshop with Lucy Bentley, artist and Hanford’s Head of Art. Drawing and painting expressively in the glorious setting of Hanford House near Blandford. The focus of the day be on still life - using flowers from the garden. Sara Radice, Art Historian, will be joining Lucy to explore the history still life through various paintings. This is a wonderful opportunity for Hanford parents and other grown ups to experience being taught by Hanford's very own Lucy. To book a place please click here and email tabbererl@hanfordschool.co.uk

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September 2018

Macmillan Coffee Morning

27th September 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Hanford School
Hanford School-Macmillan Coffee Morning

Hanford will be hosting their annual Macmillan Coffee Morning. All parents are welcome to join in on the day and sample some home made goodies, cakes, preserves and biscuits made by the Hanford girls, staff and friends. Calories eaten for charity are always the most tasty.

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October 2018

Open Morning Autumn 2018

6th October 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hanford School-Home 22

Hanford will be holding their next Open Morning on Saturday 6th October from 9.30am onwards. There will be coffee, registration and a music and gym display as well as a tour of the school. There is ample opportunity to meet the girls, staff and current parents and to ask lots of questions over copious cups of coffee and delicious Hanford flapjacks and coffee cake.

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November 2018

Bonfire Night

2nd November 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hanford School
Hanford School-Bonfire Night

Bonfire night is a long standing Hanford tradition where girls gather round the bonfire to enjoy a delicious hog roast washed down with piping hot chocolate. The pumpkins carved by The Hanford Brownies will be lit up adding to the magical atmosphere where sparklers mingle with sparkling entertainment to replace bangs of fireworks so as not to scare our many animals.

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Remembrance Sunday

11th November 2018 @ 10:40 am - 12:00 pm
Hanford School-Remembrance Sunday

This year's Remembrance Service falls on Sunday 11th of November and marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.  Lucy and Mrs Rawlingson-Plant have been busy with the girls crafting poppies out all sorts of material to decorate the Chapel. On the day those girls with parents serving in the military will give readings and Lt Col Gary McDade, RIFLES, will also be joining us to give a reading and The Exhortation.

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Advent Fair

25th November 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hanford School
Hanford School-Advent Fair

The girls have been busy making crafty goodies to sell at the upcoming Advent Fair and the day before at the Hanford Arts and Craft Day there will be a final push to produce some Christmas Themed gifts. There will be stalls in hall and the library. Parents are welcome to join us to purchase some 'Handmade at Hanford' items such as cakes, brownies, lavender bags, Christmas Cards as well as some of this year's pressing of apple juice. Tea…

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May 2019

Susie Whitcombe talk ‘Horses, Skis, Planes and Automoblies’

May 4 @ 11:40 am - 1:00 pm
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The Big Weed

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

All parents, friends and family are welcome to join us in the garden to help with the latest horticultural needs at Hanford. The walled garden is currently undergoing a phase of transition overseen by Chichi, our gardener, so all assistance to help fulfil its potential is welcome. There will be tea, coffee and lunch served to all volunteers.

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Hanford Tetrathlon and New Girls’ Day

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Hanford’s version of a Sports Day is called The Hanford Tetrathlon. It is an all day event for all the family and friends of the girls to come and watch the girls compete and bring a picnic. The girls enter four different sports – cross country riding, shooting, swimming and running. All are timed heats so the girls are racing against the clock.

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June 2019

Chris Wheeler talk ‘Adolescence and Boundaries’

June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Chris Wheeler is Principal Monkton Coombe School. He will be giving a talk to parents about managing teenagers and setting boundaries in preparation for the next steps.

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