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 obtain 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 inspiration and adventurous education.

Hanford is now open to visitors – if you have any questions, would like to book tour of the school or join an Open Morning – please click contact us or get in touch with Karen Mallinson our Head of Admissions.

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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.”

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