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

10 October 2015

The Vth form return from France

The Vth form are back at Hanford after 3 days away exploring Normandy

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8 October 2015

Charcoal Making

Making Charcoal in Bonsley Woods in Durweston with charcoal maker Jim Bettle

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29 September 2015

Special Choir Sing in aid of Syria Relief Appeal

Special Choir sang at St Nicholas' Church, Child Okeford as part of a coffee morning in aid of Syria Relief Appeal

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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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Forthcoming Events

11 October 2015   |   10:30am


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17 October 2015   |   1:30pm

U12 Netball Tournament

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18 October 2015   |   6:30pm


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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