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  

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding 2 Open Mornings during the Summer term 2021 in addition to a number in the Autumn term of this year.  These will timed when our pupils will be in lessons to avoid crossing on the stairways and we will be asking for face masks to still be worn and social distancing maintained where possible.  

The Open Mornings will commence at 9.30am but doors will open just after 9.00am when we hope you will be able to join us for coffee and pastries.  Our Head, Registrar and other members of teaching staff will be available to talk to along with some of our current parents.  Ms Hagerty will then speak just after 9.30am and there will be a question and answer section before you head off for a tour with one of our girls.

You will see lessons in action around the school which we hope will give you a feel for More House and what it is like to be a pupil within the school.

A tour can be booked directly on our Open Mornings page or, if you do wish to speak to our Registrar please do email or call.    

registrar@morehousemail.org.uk 

STEP 3: REGISTRATION

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 2022 will be confirmed shortly.  

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. We do not have a set assessment date for places in other groups and deal with applications on a rolling basis.  Places are offered in other year groups after an interview with the Head, a reference from the pupil's current school and posssibly a cognitive reasoning test. For those applying to us from overseas we are able to interview and assessment remotely.  We are also able to assist with child student visas.

STEP 4: 11+ INTERVIEWS

During the latter half of the Autumn term, all prospective pupils who have registered for next year's Year 7 entry at More House, are invited for a taster morning with us when they attend a variety of fun classes and really get the feel of life as a More House girl.  They are also interviewed by our Head, Faith Hagerty during their taster morning.  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 Head during their interview.

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+ SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS & BURSARIES

Scholarship interviews will be held a a different time to that of the initial interviews and are likely to take place in January prior to the year of entry.  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 the end of 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

As soon as we have offer and acceptance dates for 2022 entry these will be added to the website.

Jules Day

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