More House welcomes a New Head
3 Feb 2021
We welcome a new Head from the beginning of the Summer Term 2021.Read More
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid - 19 situation we are unable to invite prospective parents into the school this term and will be holding Virtual Open Mornings. Bookings will still need to be made to join the Virtual Open Morning and this can be booked via the following link book-for-an-open-morning
Year 7 - 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 daughter's 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. It is advisable to register with us as soon as possible. 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.
During the latter half of the Autumn term, all prospective pupils who have registered at More House, are invited for an interview with Amanda Leach, our Co - Head. We do hope that next year we will be able to resume our “Taster Mornings” which are a variety of fun classes for girls to to participate in before they are interviewed and really give them a feel for life as a More House girl. 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 during their interview.
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.
Scholarship interviews will be held a a different time to that of the initial interviews and are likely to take place in January 2021. 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.
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.