Admissions Process

STEP 1: MORE INFORMATION

Request a prospectus and information booklet via our website - request a prospectus here.

STEP 2:  CONTACT US  

To arrange a visit to the school, speak to our Registrar, Ms Jules Day - 0207 235 2855 or office@morehousemail.org.uk. We also hold a very popular “Open Evening” every Autumn Term – this will be advertised on our website during the summer holidays and early reservations are strongly recommended, as numbers of visitors are limited.

We recommend that you visit us in the Summer term during our "Coffee Mornings" when your daughter is in year 5 or in the early Autumn term of year 6. Your daughter must be registered by the Autumn of year 6, for 11+ entry in the following year.

The 11+ entrance exam for 2020 entry will take place on Friday 10th January 2020.

Coffee Mornings

These informal events give prospective parents a chance to meet the Heads, receive a tour of the school, and meet our teaching staff and students. We hold several dates throughout the summer term. Please visit our Coffee Mornings webpage for more details.

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 2019 for admission for 2020/21. After we have received the completed registration form, corresponding fee payment, 2 photographs and a copy of the students birth certificate or passport, your application is confirmed. An examination form will then be circulated to all parents asking where their daughters are booked 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 2020 is Friday 22nd November.

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.

Link to Tier 4 Student Visas Letter

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 assessment with the 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 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.

2019-2020 London 11+ Consortium Code of Practice

STEP 6: 11+ BURSARY AND SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS

Scholarship interviews will be held after the examinations in November/December and prospective pupils will be invited for auditions/interviews and all bursary forms must be submitted to the clerk to the governors for the Board of Governors to review. 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 2020 entry, all 11+ offers will be sent out to parents on Thursday 13th February 2020. Acceptances must be received by noon on Wednesday 4th March 2020.

Jules Day

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