Welcome to Hanford

I am delighted to introduce you to Hanford, a wonderful prep school for girls which nestles in a beautiful corner of Dorset.

Hanford holds a very special place in the hearts of girls, parents and staff;  as a place where girls can enjoy their childhood, begin to develop lifelong passions and interests and prepare themselves for the challenges of senior school and life beyond.

We would love to welcome you here in person so that you can have a tour, meet some of the girls and experience the magic for yourself. To arrange a visit please contact the School Office.

Rory Johnston

Latest News

26 September 2015

Visit to Hod Hill and New Barn

Year III take some steps back in time to Celtic Britain

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7 September 2015

Warm welcome to the new girls

A warm welcome to 22 new girls

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2 July 2015

Open Morning - 10th October

Please see forthcoming events (October) for further details

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24 June 2015

National Athletics Birmingham

Congratulations to Willa Stourton who has come 2nd in the High Jump at the Birmingham Nationals

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22 June 2015

Leavers' poems

The Year 8 girls are busy writing their leavers' poems...

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7 June 2015

Hanford Enters the CVHF art competition

Henry and his wives, Hanford's entry for the Chalke Valley History Festival art competition

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Forthcoming Events

4 October 2015   |   10:30am

Chapel - Harvest Festival

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6 October 2015   |   6:30am - 12:00am

Vth Form French Trip departs

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8 October 2015   |   12:00am - 11:00pm

French Trip returns

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"....a gentle, kind, friendly, enthusiastic, gloriously happy-go-lucky, genuine family atmosphere".

Good Schools Guide - 2014

It's a refreshingly unsophisticated school - if we had daughters, we'd send them here.

Tatler Schools' Guide - 2014