Canford Heath Junior School is a four form entry school providing high quality learning experiences for children aged 7 years to 11 years. Currently we have 480 children on roll. We are a Gold Level Rights’ Respecting school. By becoming a Rights’ Respecting school, we have adopted a coherent values framework which shapes the ethos and curriculum of the school.

We pride ourselves on always being led by our ‘children first’ philosophy. Our vision is to promote a love of learning in order to maximise the life chances of every child in our school.

Year on year, our pupils continue to achieve excellent results and leave the school with above average attainment and good and outstanding progress. This is due to good teaching in an environment where our pupils feel safe and inspired. Our children’s personal development is also outstanding and their drive to become good citizens for the future is ‘exceptional’!

Ofsted said that:

“…Canford Heath is pivotal to the success of the Trust.’ – OFSTED 2017

Your ability to train teachers as leaders has meant that several have moved on to positions of responsibility in the Trust’s other schools.’ – OFSTED 2017

‘…You run an inclusive school. Pupils feel valued and safe. Regardless of ability, pupils enjoy the challenge that you encourage teachers to offer them.’ – OFSTED 2017

 ‘The school is at the heart of the local community.’ – OFSTED 2017

 ‘Good quality teaching and learning are at the heart of what you do.’ – OFSTED 2017

‘Attendance is higher than the national average and persistence absence is lower.’ – OFSTED 2017

‘Safeguarding is effective.’ – OFSTED 2017

‘I would certainly recommend this school to others as I feel the teachers work really hard to provide the best for our children.’ – Parent comment from OFSTED report 2017


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss any issues regarding our school – we would be delighted to hear from you.

With best wishes

Mrs Kate Carter

Executive Head Teacher

Canford Heath Junior School

Contact Us

Learoyd Rd
Canford Heath
BH17 8PJ
01202 676 393
DPO: Handsam (
Data Manager: Mrs H Hemmings