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Hanford is Reading Under A Tree

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Hanford is Riding Ponies

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Hanford is Climbing Trees

Hanford is an all girls boarding and day prep school set in glorious Dorset countryside where girls are encouraged to find new interests and pursue their passions. Year on year they achieve impressive scholarship results both in the classroom and on the pitches.
Our purpose is to enable both girls and staff to live fulfilling, happy and varied lives by means of an inspiring and adventurous education.
Following the Government’s announcement of a further national lockdown coming into force on Thursday 5th November, the school remains open for all girls (boarding and day) but we are sadly unable to receive visitors – other than those deemed necessary for the education or care of the pupils at Hanford. Prospective parents can still get a flavour of the school and what we are up to by visiting our virtual tour, contacting Admissions or taking part in our virtual Open Morning on 14th November.

Why Hanford

Hanford girls make dens, climb trees and, in the summer, ride before breakfast. They make their own clothes and develop as free spirits. They learn resilience, confidence and a sense of adventure and they develop friendships which will last a lifetime…

“But the thing that’s especially made the school brilliantly different is the spirit in which it’s done things, with idealism, creativity and joy, wholly unselfconsciousnessly.”

Good Schools Guide