Admissions Process

STEP 1: MORE INFORMATION

Please view our online prospectus here or request a  hard copy of the prospectus to be posted to you.   

STEP 2:  CONTACT US  

To arrange a visit to the school, please either speak to our Registrar, Ms Jules Day - 0207 235 2855 or email office@morehousemail.org.uk. This Autumn we will be holding a number of Open Mornings and bookings to attend one of these can be made via this link book-for-an-open-morning

All Open Mornings during the next term will run before the closing date for registrations for our Year 7 applicants 2021. We would ask you to register as soon as possible however.   We do invite all applicants to spend a 'taster morning' with us when they are also interviewed and those who are registered first will have a greater choice of the morning they choose. 

STEP 3: REGISTRATION

Year 7 - As we are a relatively small school, it is advisable to register during the summer term, the year before admission is sought i.e. register during the Summer term 2020 for admission in Autumn 2021. After we have received the completed registration form, registration fee, photograph of your daughter and a copy of her passport and any visa needed, your application is confirmed. An examination form will then be circulated to all parents asking where their daughters would like to book to sit their entrance exam, whether any special needs exist and whether Bursaries and/or Scholarships applications have been made.  

The closing date for registrations for Year 7 entry 2021 is Wednesday 18th November 2020.

All other year groups –  Parents are invited to contact the Registrar immediately, to ascertain if there is a vacancy in the desired year group and if so, proceed to book a private tour as quickly as possible before the place is filled by another applicant. The Headmistress will also need to contact the pupil’s current school and request that a confidential report on her is made available to us, along with confirmation that there are no outstanding fees owed.

Please note that we are able to sponsor Tier 4 visas.  Please contact our Registrar to discuss this further.

STEP 4: 11+ ASSESSMENT INTERVIEWS

During the latter half of the Autumn term, all prospective pupils who have duly registered at More House, are invited for a “Taster Morning”. There will be a variety of fun classes for them to participate in and during the morning there will be a short 15-minute informal interview with Amanda Leach, our Co - Head. All pupils are encouraged to bring along an item of interest, a hobby or a piece of work they are particularly proud of, to discuss with the Co - Head.

STEP 5: LONDON 11+ CONSORTIUM EXAMINATION (COGNITIVE ABILITY TEST)

More House is part of the London 11+ Consortium, which aims to provide an application process which is fair, clear, robust and accessible to children from all schools and backgrounds. We are concerned about the pressure the current 11+ application system places on young children and the damage to learning which relentless ‘teaching to the test’ produces. We therefore sought to simplify the process and reduce the number of examinations they sit, while providing a better tool of assessment to elicit the information which can match candidates to schools best fitting their profile. 

For further information about the admissions process, please visit the London 11+ Consortium website or read FAQ's and the Agreed Code of Practice.

STEP 6: 11+ BURSARY AND SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS

Scholarship interviews will be held a a different time to that of the taster mornings. It is advisable that if you are applying for a scholarship that your daughter's application is submitted with a letter of recommendation from the most appropriate teacher at her current school.  All bursary forms must be submitted to the Clerk to the Governors for the Board of Governors to review by Monday 30th November. The outcome of the bursary and scholarship applications will be reflected in the offer letters sent out to all parents. 

STEP 7: ACCEPTANCE OF OFFERS

For September 2021 entry, all 11+ offers will be posted out to parents on Thursday 11th February 2021 or they can be emailed on Friday 12th February 2021. Acceptances must be received by noon on Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

Jules Day

 
 
Please contact the Registrar, Ms Jules Day, if you have any further questions on 020 7235 2855.