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Wide range of academic ability. As one parent put it, ‘There are less intellectually confident girls here who are nurtured, but there are also some very clever girls, whose parents have chosen the school because it is Catholic.’  One mother commented, ‘At parents’ evening, the teachers always highlight the girls’ strengths and are keen to build on these, rather than just dwelling on what they can’t do. It boosts the girls’ confidence.’ Creative and performing arts at the heart of the school. Deserves its artistic reputation and currently boasts…

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What the school says...

More House School is a Catholic school that welcomes girls of all faiths. With the benefit of small classes, the particular talents of every girl are nurtured and developed by dedicated teachers. We are proud of the consistent successes of our pupils in GCSE and A-level examinations. A full programme of physical education is part of every girl's curriculum. Good athletes have been chosen to represent the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in the London mini-marathon and there is a sports day each year. The extracurricular programme is extremely rich - clubs include: art, choir, orchestra, photography, fencing, drama, and many more. Girls also become involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, World Challenge, choir tour, drama production, operas, and more. ...Read more

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Since 2014, Amanda Leach, previously deputy head here for eight years. BSc in sports science from Liverpool and PGCE from Exeter. Has taught at Cranbrook School, Kent, and Uffculme School in Devon. Spent a year teaching EFL in Rome. Joined More House in 1998 as a science teacher and has also taught ICT and PE here. ‘Why would I want to leave here? I love it so much,’ she enthuses. Married with two daughters; husband is director of sport at Bedales. ‘I love being outdoors with my family. My kids are into gymnastics. We are not allowed to sit still for very long at home!’ Described by one parent as being ‘approachable and down to earth, though we don’t see much of her.’ Another said, ‘I love Mrs Leach. She is breathing new life...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Special Education Needs

Learning support is provided on an individual basis, both in and out of class. However, tuition in classes of approximately twenty girls ensures a great deal of support. Girls who have had dyslexia, or dyspraxia, have confidently gone on to university. We have an excellent support network based around the Form Tutor and our Personal, Social and Health programme

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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
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
VI - Visual Impairment

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