Good staff is the school's greatest asset. The school has gradually expanded over the last twenty years, and the staffing has increased so that now over 170 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 the school
We have a very stable staffing structure here 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 may be sent in to us at other times.
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. Class-sizes are small, with a maximum of 15 pupils.
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. All boys who attend More House are individually timetabled, with many receiving support through the on-site Learning Development Centre and its qualified therapeutic staff. 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 inspected at the same time, and likewise graded Outstanding in every respect. More House is CReSTeD approved, listed in their Specialist Schools category, and is a 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.
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. Later this academic year, we will commence 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 have worked at More House for a number of years, but the School has supported several 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 neuro-diverse 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.