The school is committed to providing tailored individual support to allow each pupil to flourish both academically and socially. Our boarders experience this commitment far beyond the school day, benefiting from the sense of community and excitement that drives the residential provision.
We believe that happiness is a vital prerequisite of boys’ successful development and our boarders thrive on the close relationships they build with members of our full-time boarding staff. Giving our students the encouragement to make the most of their education is complemented by the progress our boarders make in developing their social communication and interaction skills, independence and self-confidence. The boarding experience is both stimulating and rewarding, and there is a continuous focus on preparing our pupils for independent living after full-time education.
Each boarder is supported by their specific housemaster or housemistress who works closely with the parents and the academic staff to monitor boys’ academic and personal development. We believe strongly in creating a stable and caring family-style atmosphere and recognise the importance of our boarders maintaining close contact with home during the week. Parents are welcome to visit their sons in school at any time and frequent communication between parents and the house staff is encouraged. At More House there is always someone who cares, and we take the term ‘in loco parentis' extremely seriously.
- To provide an environment where boys staying away from home are cared for physically, emotionally and spiritually;
- To help evey child and young person to grow to his full maturity as a member of a thriving, caring and happy shared community;
- To provide as great a wealth as possible of meaningful and enriching experiences, from which each boarder may choose to allow his individual tastes and predilections to grow into a balanced, fulfilled and distinctive personality.
Each boarder is supported by a named residential housemaster or housemistress, directly responsible for between eight and fifteen boarders within a larger residential staff team, led by the Deputy Head (Head of Boarding).
There are two boarding houses, both in the centre of the school site, to which no pupil has access during school hours, and boarders only have access during boarding time. Boarders are supported to develop their interests in a wide variety of activities and opportunities, and to develop their social skills and their independence. Boarders are encouraged and supported to be personally involved in planning with their housemaster or housemistress how they can best be cared for as a boarder at More House School.