to our website which has been constructed to enable
you to gain a glimpse of More House. We offer an
academic education to girls from the age of 11 to
18. We are lucky to be in the heart of London which
is easily accessible from a wide area. More House
was founded by the Canonesses of St Augustine at
the request of a group of parents determined to
send their daughters to a Catholic London Day School.
We now welcome girls of all faiths or none. Involvement
of parents has always been essential to the culture
at More House. Parents always form part of the make
up of the Governing body.
the benefit of small classes, the particular talents
of every girl are nurtured and developed by dedicated
teachers. We are inspired by Thomas More who saw
mankind as a fellowship. More House remains a broad-based
Catholic School with an underlying sense of ethics
that reaches out in a spirit of genuine engagement
to embrace other communities.
Our great strength lies in our cultural mix, which
is a true reflection of the multi-cultural society
we live in. This happy and secure environment allows
the girls to excel academically and move on to the
next stage of their lives with confidence and a
sense of responsibility.
Aims of the School
More House School provides an environment where
pupils and Staff are valued and supported as individuals
and where their rights and dignity are maintained.
Our School fosters an ethos of spiritual growth,
not only for those within the Roman Catholic Church
but also for those who adhere to other Christian
traditions and other faiths. We develop the spiritual,
academic and cultural potential of each pupil to
the full at every stage of her school career in
such a way that this development will continue throughout
her life. The School encourages intellectual curiosity
and pride in achievement. We expect all the members
of our School community to act with integrity, to
display a concern for justice and to be sensitive
to the needs of other people.
The History of the School
More House School opened in 1953 when a group of
Catholic parents asked the Canonesses of St Augustine
to open a London Day school for their daughters.
Named for St Thomas More, the Tudor scholar who
was at once philosopher, theologian, mathematician,
writer, musician and politician and who died 'the
King's good servant, but God's good servant first',
the School expanded steadily over the years and
in 1971 it moved to its present home in Pont Street,
Knightsbridge and also passed into lay management
and leadership. More House School is presently managed
by a lay charitable trust.
Mr Carlysle has announced his retirement and will be leaving More House in April 2014. He hands over the Headship to our Deputy Head Mrs Leach who has been at More House since 1998.
Read more about our Headmaster Mr Carlysle and our Head Designate (as of April 2014) Mrs Leach here.