Teaching at Hanford covers so much more than the National Curriculum.
Hanford is, in the words of parents, a ‘gem’. Nestling at the foot of Hambledon Hill in Dorset, it is a place where children are free to enjoy their childhood, can begin to develop lifelong passions and interests and are prepared for life at senior school and beyond.
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Hanford may be a school but it feels more like a home to the 100 or so girls who live and work in its buildings
Hanford offers lots to keep the girls busy so the only limit is their imagination.
Book a place in our next open morning from 9:30 on Saturday 6th October. If you would like to come and see all that is Hanford we would be delighted to show you around.
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
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 historyRead More
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 ofRead More
Below is the transcript of Eulogy from Sarah Canning’s Memorial at the bottom is a link to the service sheet. Sarah Canning Sarah used to read that particular passage from Isaiah when we were feeling a little nervous … perhaps we had an inspection looming or someone was riding in something important. I can tellRead More
It’s been a busy term for the Chicken Committee. The nine Hanford Hens and three cockerels – which were originally supplied by one of our girls – have grown in number producing over 12 chicks with the help of the Bursar’s incubator. The incubator was kept in the school office and every day at break,Read More