Hanford is a unique boarding and day prep school for girls located in rural Dorset. It is a place where all the girls have the freedom and space to enjoy their childhoods, develop their talents and nurture lifelong passions whilst being prepared for life at senior school and beyond. Tel: 01258 860219

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To find out more about what makes Hanford, an all girls independent boarding prep school, so special contact Karen Mallinson in admissions to arrange a visit

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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 2017