Hanford School A GSG School
- Hanford School
- Head: Mr Rory Johnston
- T 01258 860219
- F 01258 861255
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.hanfordschool.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 7 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Dorset
- Pupils: 100
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £17,400; Boarding £21,150 pa
- Open days: March and October
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
As the years go by, this school becomes more and more special. It doesn't change, sailing serenely on, while other preps scramble towards identikit purgatory. Not a flash school: faded carpets, slip-covered arm chairs, large chilly rooms, dogs wandering down...
What the school says...
Hanford provides a perfect combination by giving its girls a secure academic framework and discipline, but also fostering their free spirits in a way which is rare in a world of increasing educational uniformity. If you want your child to have the opportunity to excel and to enjoy their childhood to the full, then come and pay us a visit. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysAs the years go by, this school becomes more and more special. It doesn't change, sailing serenely on, while other preps scramble towards identikit purgatory. Not a flash school: faded carpets, slip-covered arm chairs, large chilly rooms, dogs wandering down corridors and the bracing smell of rotting manure – the informality can be too much for some parents...
Since September 2014, Mr Rory Johnston, previously head of classics and housemaster at Horris Hill. Read classics at Cambridge and worked in the City for 20 years before taking up teaching. Married to George, who works with him and oversees pastoral care. They have two children.
Miss Sarah Canning MA (70s), the source of Hanford's spirit and owner of the school, retired from her rôle as headmistress in 2003, handing the school to a charitable trust in 2004....
Special Education Needs
We provide support as follows: English: Two part-time teachers, covering a full timetable, offer support to girls during times other than their allocated English lessons. Lessons are primarily for individuals, but in just a few instances they are for pairs or small groups of girls. The Special Needs teachers liaise very closely with the teachers of English. Mathematics: one part-time Mathematics teacher offers support to individuals requiring help. Lessons are in addition to the normal allocation of Maths lessons.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|