Welcome from Head Boys
My name is William Tallon, I am in the Upper Sixth Form and I have been a More House pupil for over eight years.
I am a weekly boarder and this has enabled me to take part in a large variety of activities, some of which are quite unusual. They include rifle shooting, paintballing, swimming, football, looking after the school's chickens, adventure club, cooking and church bell-ringing.
Throughout my time as a pupil at More House I have always taken advantage of opportunities to get involved, including being a representative on the Boarders' Council, the Food Council, and Pupil Voice.
I was delighted to hear that I had been made Head Boy in July 2017, although I missed Founder's Day as I was taking part in a school-led World Challenge expedition to Tanzania at the time.
As Head Boy I have many roles and responsibilities which include being a role model to the younger pupils, organising Pupil Voice which is led by students, speaking at school events such as our Remembrance commeration and the Christmas Carol Service, and meeting and greeting important visitors to our school. I have also spoken at school assemblies and helped to organise the Sixth Form Black Tie Dinner which is an annual event.
My name is William Booth, I have been here since Year 5 and I joined the school back in 2010. I struggled with mainstream schools, because I have a speech and language difficulty which doesn’t hold me back from my full potential but does cause difficulties with my learning.
I arrived at More House with very little self-confidence and a lot of disbelief in my own abilities – but the school has helped me to recognise that I am just as able to succeed as anyone else is.
Passing my GCSEs, I am now taking my final year to complete my A Levels in History, Geography and Countryside Management. I am going to study Environmental Conservation and Heritage Management at university, which the school has helped me prepare for.
Becoming Deputy Head Boy is an amazing feeling. It has given me confidence in speaking to large crowds, I have enjoyed organising events for the Sixth Form department, and find appreciation in help boys daily around the school.
I look forward to the future and it is clear to me that I will miss this school very much. Consistently, students emerge from More House not only with brilliant qualifications but also with the invaluable memories spent in a generous and friendly atmosphere.
Hello, my name is James Woods and I have been at More House School for seven years. At my previous school I was predicted to fail my GCSE’s and was always put at a disadvantage due to my dyslexia and other learning difficulties. During the time I have spent at More House I have slowly gained confidence in my ability to succeed and with the specialist support I have managed to prove everyone wrong and achieved outstanding GCSE results which still surprise me to this day.
Whilst at the school I have undertaken my Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh award. I have taken part in a wide range of team sports and have represented the school in football, rugby, cross country, cricket and swimming. I have played in the jazz band and sax ensemble for the last four years at numerous events.
I am now in the sixth form and am studying Art and Design, Product Design and Design, Engineer Construct! All these subjects have good facilities and a very dedicated team of staff who have supported my learning and have guided me to achieve at levels higher than I expected.
I have recently had a unique opportunity and represented the school at the House of Lords. I spoke in front of educational and design technology professionals about the Design and Design, Engineer Construct course. When I first joined the school I would have never spoken in front of my class, let alone over 100 people. More House has transformed me and given me the confidence to overcome my fears.
Being Deputy Head boy is a huge honour which has allowed me to represent my school at many official events as well as allowing me to make a difference in every day school life.
I hope anyone considering going to More House School takes the opportunity, as it can transform you and give you the chance to achieve academically and to be a more confident person.