Admissions

The Admissions process at Hanford is very straightforward – we are non-selective and there is no entry exam.

You are welcome to visit us at any point in the year to have a tour of the school and the opportunity to meet Mrs Hilary Phillips and see the school in action. These visits typically take around two hours. Alternatively you may wish to attend one of our Open Mornings.   

Our next Open Morning is on Saturday 27th April, 9.30am – 12.30pm.

To arrange a visit, reserve a place at an Open Morning – or simply to learn more about Hanford – please get in touch with Karen Mallinson, our Head of Admissions. Karen is always happy to answer any questions you may have about being a pupil or parent at Hanford. To get in touch with her please email at mallinsonk@hanfordschool.co.uk  , call on 01258 860219 or fill in an enquiry form.

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Open Mornings

Hanford Open Mornings are held three times a year, one each term, and are a great opportunity for you and your daughters to meet the girls and staff and to ask lots of questions. You can tour the school, see the stables and gardens, watch gym and dance displays and hear a short, but wonderful, concert in the Chapel.   We often have a ‘Hanford Challenge’ for the girls to take part in – learning to go ‘around the world’ on a pony, a lesson on how to climb the first branches of one of the Hanford trees or making bread and cooking it over a camp fire.  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.  We encourage families to come to as many Open Mornings as they can in the run up to their daughter starting at Hanford.

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If coming to an Open Morning isn’t possible you are most welcome to contact Karen to arrange an individual visit.  These usually take around two hours, starting with an intensive tour of everything Hanford with our pupils and ending with a sit down and chat with Mrs Phillips.

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Taster Days

Once you have decided you would like your daughter to come to Hanford she will be offered the opportunity to come for a taster day and/or stay in the term before she is due to start.  She will join in a ‘normal’ day: attending lessons, eating meals, playing games and getting to know her form mates and teachers. We hope this will ensure your daughter feels at home and excited about becoming a Hanford girl.