What a day!
Thursday's weather was beautiful. The low cloud had lifted over night and the group had non-stop sunshine all day ☀️❄️
Here are the groups up the mountain, taking in the breath-taking views and making memories!
The whole team got together in the evening for a certificate ceremony. Each boy's successes were celebrated, recongising everyone's development over the week and reflecting on all the highlights. WELL DONE EVERYONE!
More House School, Frensham
Official page for More House School, Frensham. A leading independent day and boarding school for boys 8-18 who have Specific Learning Difficulties.
Our school boasts a rich, 81-year history of supporting boys with Specific Learning and Language difficulties in realising successes far beyond their expectations. Whilst our academic results at GCSE, A Level and BTEC are consistently above the national average for all schools, the education experienced by More House students is much broader than exam syllabus prescription. Many of our boys arrive
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Aspiration Transforming Pupils’ Futures
More House School has been featured in the Education Choices Magazine Winter edition!
Mr Hetherington discusses our mission to empower our intelligent pupils with specific, language-related learning needs to transform their futures. He explains that too often pupils arrive at More House very conscious of what they are not good at, and it is how they define themselves. Our school community works tirelessly to support pupils in developing a sense of self-efficacy; to promote recognition of their strengths and achievements from the very start and to be aspirational for their futures.
Click the link below and turn to pages 74-75 to read the full article:
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Each day the boys are gaining in confidence and enjoying themselves on the slopes.
There have been some low clouds and periods of poor visibility limiting access up the mountain, but our ski groups used this time to learn exciting new skills such as parallel turns and backwards skiing!
It is clear that they are also making the most of their downtime with a trip to the bowling alley and arcades.
Celebrating achievement in... MAGIC
CONGRATUALTIONS to More House School pupil, Chris, who recently competed in a national magic competition, achieving second place overall in close-up magic! ✨
To read the full story, visit our website: www.morehouseschool.co.uk/information/latest-news
(Photography by Mark Hesketh Jennings)
Why choose More House School?
More House School is an independent boarding and day school for 500 boys aged 8 to 18.
If you are considering schools for September 2024 entry, please swipe to find out why More House might be the right fit for you.
To book your place on one of our Information Sessions in January, please visit our school website: www.morehouseschool.co.uk/admissions
“Pupils are truly at the heart of this provision.” (Ofsted, 2023)
The first ski day was absolutely jam-packed! ❄
Beginning their day at 6.30am, the boys enjoyed a superb continental breakfast to fuel-up for the long day ahead.
Once suited and booted, the groups went on their way. Some learned the basic of skiing such as the Snow-Plough and turning techniques, whilst others hit the slopes and attempted both red and blue pistes.
Following this, the boys warmed up and feasted on a much-deserved all-you-can-eat pizza treat! 🍕
𝗪𝗘 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗛𝗜𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚!
We are looking to appoint a DEPUTY HEAD (ACADEMIC) to join our school in September 2024 (or January 2025). We welcome applications from ambitious and highly experienced senior or middle leaders for this exciting opportunity to join our academic team.
This is a full-time, permanent, non-residential position, assuming leadership and responsibility for all aspects of the school’s academic curriculum, pupils’ academic progress and achievement, and their progression beyond the school.
Our staff are committed and inspirational, transforming the futures of pupils with literacy and language-related additional challenges, by empowering them.
If you are interested in applying for this role, please visit the vacancies page on our website and complete the Teacher & Therapeutic Staff Application Form: www.morehouseschool.co.uk/vacancies
The is underway!
On Saturday, we waved goodbye to this year’s group of boys and staff as their journey began.
Here are some highlights of their first day after the exciting (and very long!) coach trip to Italy. The group made it to the resort just in time for a delicious lunch, followed by an afternoon spent taking in the snowy surroundings, card games and a much-needed rest before the skiing commenced! ❄❄
Stay tuned for more highlights from the slopes in the coming days!
Music and neurodiversity
An article by More House School teacher, Mrs Hetherington, has recently been featured in Teacher Magazine !
This is a very interesting article, including a range of strategies to create a more inclusive classroom for neurodivergent learners.
To read the full feature, visit: www.morehouseschool.co.uk/information/latest-news
BOOKING IS NOW OPEN!
To reserve your place at one of our January Information Sessions, visit: www.morehouseschool.co.uk/admissions/opendays
The MORNING session is for those seeking admission in Years 4-9.
The AFTERNOON session is for Sixth Form entry.
has recently been featured in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Journal!
For more details and to read 'The Power Independence' by Mr Hetherington, visit our website: www.morehouseschool.co.uk/information/latest-news
More House School and Charterhouse are holding an Adaptive Teaching Conference for teachers, trainee teachers, SENCOs and TAs/LSAs supporting 11-18 year olds with SEN in the classroom.
Learning Beyond the Label will take place on Tuesday 12th March at Charterhouse School.
Join us to hear from two leading researchers in field of neurodiversity and language difficulties. Let's explore evidence-based solutions together!
Book your place now! Visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learning-beyond-the-label-an-adaptive-teaching-conference-tickets-761807465637?aff=oddtdtcreator
After receiving an exciting invite, over 30 boarders and staff traveled to Hindhead Royal British Legion Club at the beginning of December to watch local theatre group the 'BAD company' (including MHS’s very own Ms Ward as Flora the Fairy) give the opening performance of their Christmas Pantomime, 'Beauty and the Beast'.
The boys all got into the spirit, and cries of 'it’s behind you!' and 'Bonjour, Madame Fifi!' could have raised the roof!
.. 2 members of the boarding staff even made it up on stage for a little performance of their own!
Thank you to all the cast and crew who worked so hard to make it such an enjoyable evening!
SAVE THE DATE!
More House School will be holding an Open Day on Thursday, 18th January for those interested in September 2024 entry.
The morning session will be for those seeking admission in Years 4-9, and the afternoon sessions will be for Sixth Form entry.
Please visit the Admissions section of our website to find out more:
Tickets will be available to book via our website from 3rd January 2024.
The boarding chess tournaments have been completed! The Senior and Junior tournaments have been running throughout the Michaelmas term, with over 80 games played. Congratulations to the winners, and well done to all for some excellent play!
Earlier this week, the Sixth Formers went on their Christmas trip to Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park.
The group had a fantastic time on the ice rink, and some took a turn on the rides and amusements. What a great way for our Sixth Form cohort to round off the first term! 🎄☃️❄️⛸
boarders had a wonderful festive time with their Christmas decorating competition... here they are decking the (boarding) halls with boughs of holly!
Mr Hetherington, Mr Place and the whole MHS community congratulate Freddie on his amazing achievement in the BBC Songs of Praise Young Chorister of the Year 2023 competition!
Freddie was a finalist in this year’s competition on Sunday 3rd December. He sang a beautiful rendition of "Sweet Was The Song" by Chilcott as the finale of his journey in the competition (photo by Tricia Yourkevich). Well done, Freddie. You did brilliantly and we are all so proud and so happy for you!
Freddie has also recently professionally recorded a version of this song which is on his YouTube Channel.
CALLING ALL TEACHERS, TRAINEE TEACHERS, SENCOS & TEACHING / LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANTS!
The More House School & Charterhouse School Adaptive Teaching Conference: Learning Beyond the Label will take place on Tuesday 12th March at Charterhouse.
This conference is for those supporting 11-18 year old pupils with SEND in the classroom.
To join us, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learning-beyond-the-label-an-adaptive-teaching-conference-tickets-761807465637?aff=oddtdtcreator
The Junior boarders (Y5-7) went on their termly boarding trip to Coral Reef recently. Despite the pool being colder than expected, they had a great time and returned happy, tired, and hungry!
Today held its Christmas Jumper Day!
Pupils from all year groups arrived wearing a variety of jolly colours, patterns and scenes on their sweatshirts (and hats in some cases).
To add to the festivities, the school community was treated to an amazing Christmas Dinner - turkey and all the trimmings! There were pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and veggies, plus delicious chocolate cake and Christmas pudding for dessert.
We would all like to thanks the amazing MHS Catering Team for their hard work creating such a wonderful lunch and great atmosphere for this celebration. What a fantastic penultimate day of the Michaelmas term!
Year Nine pupils have been working with Mrs Newman to create this year’s beautiful chemisTREE!
Pupils chose the chemistry glassware and apparatus, and created this festive display to brighten the Science Lab.
IT'S CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY TOMORROW!
Don't forget to wear your most festive and jolly jumper tomorrow for the Christmas lunch at 🎄🎅
Last week, More House School held its annual Christmas by Candlelight concert.
St Andrew’s Church in Farnham was full to the brim with friends and family of the MHS community who came to enjoy an evening of festive performances by the talented MHS pupils.
The evening started off with the brilliant Concert Band, under the expert baton of Mrs Hetherington, who performed Bruce Broughton's Overture to Miracle on 34th Street, followed by Happy by Pharrell Williams. The evening continued with contributions from most of the other school ensembles, including: the Senior Brass Group, Brass Ensemble (including guest vocalist!), Dixieland Band, Clarinet Group, Senior School Choir, Lower School Choir, Handbell Group and rounded off with four charts by the magnificent school Jazz Band. In addition to the musical ensembles above, we joined together to sing three carols accompanied by the amazing church organ played by Geoff Tuson, and the Senior Brass Group. We were even treated to a beautiful rendition of ‘Silent Night’ by 3 Middle School pupils who had organised and rehearsed their piano and singing performance as a surprise addition to the concert! There was also a selection of readings from pupils in a range of year groups (and a range of Christmassy attire!).
Huge congratulations must go out to all pupils who contributed to the concert, and thank you to all the staff involved in organising or contributing to this wonderful event; it was a real treat for all those who attended. The MHS community would also like to thank everyone who attended the concert for supporting our pupils, singing along and donating towards St Andrew’s Church’s Bell Tower Restoration Appeal. Christmas by Candlelight manged to raise a very respectable £815 towards this project.
Things are getting Christmassy in the Junior School!
Years 4-6 had a fantastic time decorating gingerbread men as a special festive sweet treat last . Here are their creations 🎄
Day 4 of the was jam-packed!
The group headed to Ewood Park, the home of Blackburn Rovers, in the morning. They had the amazing opportunity to meet 2 of the team’s players, Hayden Carter and Adam Wharton, before making their way to The Striker’s Lounge. Here they had some time to wind down with some games and bacon butties!
Then it was time for the match. For some of the group, this was their first experience of a live football match. What an exciting opportunity – even more special since the Leeds fans cheered and sang the whole way through the game!
A fantastic day!
Some highlights from day 3 of the
The boys took part in training sessions at St George's Park, the home of England football.
Our book of the month for November is This Winter by Alice Oseman, a seasonal 'novella' featuring the same characters from the hit Netflix series 'Heartstopper'.
If you enjoyed the Heartstopper graphic novels, you are sure to enjoy this heartwarming story.
For more information, visit our website: www.morehouseschool.co.uk/botmdec23
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Transforming their Journey
Our school boasts a rich, 81-year history of supporting boys with Specific Learning and Language difficulties in realising successes far beyond their expectations. Whilst our academic results at GCSE, A Level and BTEC are consistently above the national average for all schools, the education experienced by More House students is much broader than exam syllabus prescription.
Many of our boys arrive with little self-confidence. As one community, we build pupils’ academic, creative, sport and social achievement. A wide curriculum of academic subjects is complemented by an inspiring extra-curricular programme, so that each boy is successful amongst his peers, and learns to recognise that success.
Building our students’ self-confidence and independence enables them to transform their lives, achieving remarkable academic success, and pursuing aspirational futures. For the majority this means continuing their education by progressing from our Sixth Form to universities, into industry-based learning or to other further education courses.
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