Welcome to Boarding at More House School.
There can be no substitute for a loving, caring family home, and our school does not seek to be such a substitute. However, the sense of community and the facilities available to boarders enables the school to foster boarders' social confidence and to develop their skills and interests.
We hope that most of what you need to be informed about starting boarding here is contained within these pages but please let us know if there is anything missing that we can add.
STOP PRESS! - Ofsted inspectors grade More House School boarding provision OUTSTANDING - March 2019.
"Overall experiences and progress of children and young people in the boarding provision: OUTSTANDING" - Ofsted, March 2019
"Pupils are looked after very well. They feel safe and supported."- Ofsted, March 2019
"Boarding provision makes a significant contribution to the outstanding quality of the school." - Ofsted, March 2019
"Boys receive excellent support from boarding staff and make remarkable progress in many aspects of their lives."- Ofsted, March 2019
"They thrive in an environment in which their needs are understood well and met fully."- Ofsted, March 2019
"Boarding staff provide a positive living environment which is nurturing, calm and secure."- Ofsted, March 2019
"Relationships between boarding staff and boys support pupils' well-being extremely well."- Ofsted, March 2019
Statement of Purpose
We believe that we can make life for our boarders stimulating and happy, by providing an environment in which they are cared for and supported by a partnership between each pupil's parents and the school.
We seek to enable each boarder to make use of the school's specialist provision and facilities when the distance between home and school would otherwise preclude it.
The following aims and guidelines shape our approach to fostering each boarder's wellbeing, safeguarding and development:
1. to provide an environment where boys staying away from home are cared for physically, emotionally and spiritually;
2. to help every child and young person to grow to his full maturity as a member of a thriving, caring and happy shared community;
3. 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.