Art Barn Exhibition & Auction

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The ‘Art for Art Barn’ exhibition which will be available to view in person from 9am on Friday 24th of September to 5pm on Sunday 26th September. It is also available to view on line at Snoofa where you will be able to place a bid from the 22nd of September when the auction opens up to the 29th of September when the auction closes.

View in person: 24th-26th September at Hanford School
View and vid online: 22nd-29th at Snoofa

It is an event designed to raise funds for the Art Barn but also to celebrate the generations of creativity of Hanford girls. If you would like to help us raise funds for the Art Barn Exhibition by donating a piece of artwork then please get in touch with Catty Lowsley-Williams, who runs Alumnae events and fundraising at Hanford.

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 from when they founded the school in 1947. While their vision and values remain, our buildings and facilities need investment for the years to come.

In order to keep Hanford fees as low as possible we use them to cover purely the operating costs of the school and we do not increase fees year on year.   This means that site refurbishment is heavily dependent on donations.  It also means that refurbishment of this beautiful site is very carefully considered.

Any donation, no matter how great or small, can make a make an invaluable contribution to the continuation to one of the most extraordinary, special and unique educations for girls.

If you would like to talk in more detail about making a donation please contact Catty Lowsley-Williams either by calling 01258 860219 or emailing her on

To purchase Hanford merchandise please visit our shop

Donation Options

  1. Hanford School-Indoor School Refurbishment

    Indoor School Refurbishment

    The indoor school at Hanford is an essential building. It is not only used for all the riding lessons (flatwork, jumping, equestrian vaulting, riding displays and Tetrathlon etc) it also provides a lovely sheltered space for puppy parties on Well-being Day and end of term catchers' parties. All this use has taken its toll and now we need to raise funds for a new surface and kick boards to breathe new life in to the arena.
    £100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid donated of £60,000.00 goal
  2. Hanford School-Art Barn

    Art Barn

    The Art Barn - transforming the sheds on the north end of the stables to an exciting new space for creativity at Hanford
    £6,480.00 + £1,090.00 Gift Aid donated of £100,000.00 goal
  3. Hanford School-All Rounder

    All Rounder

    Making an 'All Rounder' donation gives Hanford the choice of where to invest in the school.
    £3,040.00 + £635.00 Gift Aid donated of £5,000.00 goal
  4. Hanford School-A Stable Roof 1

    A Stable Roof

    The stables at Hanford provide a home for ponies and staff members but for the girls, however, it is their happy place. It is a go to destination at break time and free time. It is a place to groom ponies, feed ponies, cuddle ponies, chat to ponies as well as feed chickens and pet dogs so they can spend time caring for animals which Sarah Canning felt was so important. So the roof not only shelters the building but safeguards the happiness of generations of Hanford girls.
    £1,580.01 + £270.00 Gift Aid donated of £200,000.00 goal

Art Appre Live

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If you would like to watch the Art Appre Live Talk from the 2nd of March click the invitation above.