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Supporting Hanford

Hanford recently celebrated its 70th birthday. Generations of girls have now passed happily through our school enjoying the freedom of mind and spirit which is unique to Hanford. The school carries on the Cannings’ vision when they founded the school in 1947. While their vision and values remain, our buildings will need investment in the years to come. Over the next year Hanford will be making the following capital investments and improvements. If you are interested in supporting Hanford please contact Catty Lowsley-Williams on

Indoor Riding School

Following an anonymous donation by an old girl, a full renovation is planned to the indoor riding surface.  The RDA are also helping to fund other improvements to this important area of the school.

Tennis Courts

Over the Easter holidays 2019 in time for the summer term the tennis courts will be renovated to include: Le Tournament Advantage synthetic grass surface to produce a high performance, resilient and durable surface with the addition of greater shock absorption under foot. Additionally this surface requires minimal maintenance and is one of the most advanced and durable synthetic grass surfaces currently on the market. We will also be investing in new `Match Play Tournament` net posts and nets for netball, which are socketed and adjustable.Finally there will be new chain link fencing and ironwork added to the perimeter. 
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Roof & Stonework

In July 2019, work will commence to Phases 1 & 5 of a 5 phase repair programme to the roof and stonework of the main house.  Phase 1 will focus on the ‘cap’ of the building and the North facing gables (the ones you see as you come down the drive).  Our aim is that the ‘envelope’ of the main house will be in excellent condition by 2026, the 400 year anniversary of the building’s completion.
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Phase 1 is being funded by Sarah’s generous legacy and it is hoped that future donations will assist with funding phases 2, 3 & 4.  Anyone interested in donating can find further details below and a tour of the roof can be arranged with the surveyors if required. Please contact

How you can donate to Hanford140

To celebrate our 70th birthday year we launched Hanford140, a fundraising campaign into which we hope you would like to make a donation.



If you would like to discuss the vision in more detail please contact one of the following:

Headmaster: Rory Johnston  01258 860219

Bursar: Felicity Speers 01258 860219


Chair of the Governors: Lucinda Sunnucks (contact details from the office 01258 860219)