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More House School


Exceptional staff are the school's greatest asset. The school has gradually expanded over the last twenty years, and the staffing has increased so that now approximately 180 people are employed.

We believe that great care must be taken in recruiting staff so that the best possible service may be offered in all departments; keeping children and young people safe is paramount.

More House School is firmly committed to safeguarding children and young people and each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, together with evidenced qualifications and satisfactory references.

Working for More House School - learn more about us

We are fortunate to enjoy a very stable staffing structure at More House, and a strong community where everyone is supported and valued. However, we are happy to receive enquiries from those who may want to join us in the future, and any vacancies we may have will be advertised on this page of our website.  You will be required to fill out our own More House School ‘Application Form', though CVs may be sent in to us at other times. 

Our Vision:

To lead in transforming the futures of intelligent children who experience

Specific Learning Difficulties, Developmental Language Disorder and associated conditions,

by empowering them. 


Our Mission:

To empower our pupils to transform their futures.


Our Shared Values:

Kindness, Spirit and Responsibility


More House School is a registered charity (No. 311872).

Nationally celebrated, More House School provides an exceptional, mainstream education for intelligent boys with Specific Learning Difficulties and weakness in their developmental language skills.  Providing a transformative education repeatedly recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted over more than a decade, we offer a specialised learning environment for day and boarding boys from Year 4 to Year 13.  Our pupils are taught to recognise their strengths and develop their self-belief so that they achieve independence and extraordinary results at GCSE, BTEC and A’ Level, above the national averages.  A majority progress to university. 

The School has an 85-year history of supporting boys with additional challenge in their educational experience.  Now with 500 pupils, the School has grown significantly in recent years and has the largest number on roll ever.  It is recognised as being the largest SEND-specialist provision in the United Kingdom and is heavily involved in outreach work.  More than half of pupils have their places funded by their local authorities.

Delivering a mainstream independent-school experience, both academically and socially, the very broad curriculum affords all pupils the opportunity to discover their strengths, challenging them to fulfil their academic and extra-curricular potential.  Pupils benefit from classroom teaching which recognises that each pupil is individual in his profile of skill strengths and weaknesses, and which focuses on adaptive strategies which look beyond pupils’ individual diagnoses and prioritises the support of the four core elements of language, attention, processing and working memory.  All teachers are supported to develop their understanding and professional practice in this respect, both on arrival and throughout their employment, through high-quality, nationally-accredited training delivered in-house.

Class-sizes are small, with a maximum of 15 pupils, and almost all pupils receive timetabled support through the on-site Learning Development Centre which comprises Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and specialist Dyslexia-qualified Literacy and Numeracy Tutors.

Judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in its last five School inspections, our most recent inspection (March 2023) graded More House School ‘Outstanding’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ in each of the six sub-sections of the report.  The School’s provision for residential boarders was most-recently inspected in November 2023 and likewise graded Outstanding in every respect.  More House is CReSTeD approved, listed in their Specialist Schools category, and is an active member of the Independent Schools Association and the Boarding Schools’ Association.

The School is set on a wooded hillside in nearly thirty acres on the Hampshire/Surrey border and within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Attractive modern facilities lie above the playing fields.  London Waterloo is one hour away by train from close-by Farnham railway station, and there is easy access to the M25, M3 and A3 major routes.  Guildford is twenty minutes’ drive away, Basingstoke twenty-five, and Southampton an hour. 

In recent years, the School has built its School of Engineering and CAD facilities, opened a new Humanities block and School Chapel, completed our brand-new library and Media Studies centre, and grown our learning support facilities.  2018 saw the expansion of the campus and the conversion of a large domestic building into our new Sixth Form centre, which was opened in January 2019, improving further the facilities for both teaching and independent study.  In December 2022, we installed a new Strength and Conditioning fitness gym for students and employees.  Future plans include an ambitious building project improving further our Science laboratory facilities, extending the School’s medical surgery and improving facilities for therapeutic counselling.  We are also seeking planning permission for another project which will realise increased resources for Sports.

Teaching and support staff join the School from a variety of backgrounds.  Many employees have worked at More House for a number of years, but the School has supported numerous teachers through their initial teacher training, and more through their Early Career Framework.  Those already qualified may have previous experience in the state-maintained or independent sectors, and may have previous experience supporting learners with specific learning and language difficulties, or may not. 

Adults with a genuine wish to develop their skills in making learning opportunities successful for neurodiverse learners thrive at More House School.  The School provides a high level of support and training for all teaching and support staff, affording the development of confidence, skill and qualifications in helping pupils to overcome the potential barriers to achievement posed by their difficulties.  The School also provides training for many other external professionals and other schools, and on behalf of the Independent Schools Association.

The School is characterised by a continuous pursuit of excellence and improvement in all aspects of its provision, in order to realise the best possible experiences and outcomes for all pupils.  All our staff are united by a shared commitment to the School’s vision and mission, and by our values of Kindness, Spirit and Responsibility. 


More House School

Moons Hill, Frensham,
Farnham, Surrey,
GU10 3AP.

T: 01252 792303