Catholic Ethos

We are proud of our Catholic heritage and ethos. It gives us a spiritual depth which benefits each one of our girls.

We provide a safe and supportive environment that embraces and respects people of all faiths or none. Our reputation for excellent pastoral care finds its roots here. Within this framework our girls have the space to explore and develop their ethical, moral and spiritual values. They come to understand the benefits of tolerance and respect, the significance of human dignity and the duty of care which all leaders should have. They know what they stand for and appreciate the importance of their uniqueness.

The Spiritual Life of the School

Although the school is a Catholic foundation, we welcome and respect all faiths or the absence of one. However in worship, in our relationships and in teaching More House is committed to the expression of the Catholic faith, both explicitly and, perhaps more importantly, in our life together. Girls are expected to be tolerant, thoughtful and good stewards of the life they have been given and the world in which they live, and to act with integrity, honesty and with a sense of justice.

The school is fortunate to have its own Chapel, where regular weekly services are held for girls and Staff. Catholic girls celebrate Days of Obligation when they fall within the school day, and the school also celebrates St Thomas More's Day. The School also expresses its spirituality in very practical ways. All girls help to fund-raise for charity and the School also has a number of links with various projects around the world. The girls normally select three charities to support during the year; one local, one national and one international. We also take part in national events such as Race for life, Red Nose Day, Jeans for Genes Day and the Cafod Lentern Appeal.