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More House School (Farnham)
  • More House School (Farnham)
    Moons Hill
    GU10 3AP
  • Head: Mr Jonathan Hetherington BA (Hons) MSc (Ed) QTS
  • T 01252 792303
  • F 01252 797601
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A special independent school for boys aged from 8 to 18 with specific learning difficulties
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 494; sixth formers: 71
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Fees: Day £18,825 - £22,200; Boarding £28,248 - £34,200 pa
  • Open days: January 18th & March 19th 2024
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Every fortnight, Flexi-Friday allows the boys to follow a single subject for an entire day – bliss for students who dislike transitions.  Practicals like cookery, chemistry and art benefit from the extended time, ‘They are so practical, so creative’ said the Art teacher, whose BTec courses require team work and a written exam, ‘It’s getting the words on to paper that is difficult’.

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What the school says...

More House School's vision is to lead in transforming the futures of intelligent children who experience Specific Learning Difficulties, Developmental Language Disorder and associated conditions, by empowering them. By providing high quality education and pastoral care for boys aged 8-18 within a specialist learning environment, pupils learn to discover and recognise their strengths in order to build self-esteem and confidence. We seek to instill self-belief, and encourage every pupil to have high aspirations for himself. This confidence and aspiration can lead our pupils to achieve astonishing academic results and social outcomes. Students leave the school with the skills and understanding necessary to be independent, self-sufficient and active members of society. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Jonathan Hetherington BA MSc (late 30s). Launched into a teaching career the hands-on way, by qualifying through the work-based graduate training programme, having quit a PGCE the first time round as ‘wasn’t ready’. After graduating in English from Southampton University, was persuaded to help out at More House by the head of music; from there, found his way into the English department, becoming head of boarding in 2011. Married to Lizzy, who teaches music, with two children at local schools and Rosie the dog - a much-loved dog-blanket graces his study. A fearless spokesman for the unconfident child, ‘Boys come here with a keen understanding of what their weaker skills are; far more important is helping to find what they are naturally good at’. It is this ebullience that has helped to...

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Special Education Needs

Pupils receive support in every classroom through adaptive teaching, and receive specialist intervention in the school's Learning Development Centre, addressing weaknesses in language-processing and literacy. Remediation across the curriculum is individually planned. Language processing and inferential reasoning is improved by resident speech and language therapists. Occupational Therapy and literacy intervention are available - all in small groups. All staff participate in specialised training to provide a common approach. Although there is often a hidden remedial component to classwork, the aim is to give all boys a normal and happy experience, both in and out the classroom

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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