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

30 November 2015

Christmas Fair

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14 November 2015

Flying High at Mill on the Brue

The UVIth Spend Sunday at Mill on the Brue

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19 October 2015

Hanford Hosts U12 Netball Tournament

6 local schools joined us on Saturday 17th of October for a netball tournament.

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Forthcoming Events

2 December 2015   |   1:30pm

U9 Hockey Festival at Sandroyd (Away)

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4 December 2015   |   12:00am

Nativity Play dress rehearsal

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6 December 2015   |   10:30am


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6 December 2015   |   5:00pm

Nativity Play

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12 December 2015   |   11:30am - 1:00pm

Carol Service Rehearsal

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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