By the Numbers
Mission: We the members of this community aim:
Vision: Our aim is to help each boy who joins us, achieve, in the widest possible sense, more than he, or his parents, ever expected. This is accomplished by knowing a great deal about each student – his strengths as well as his difficulties. For his strengths, he must first be helped to identify them and, eventually, change them into a marketable form. His difficulties will not be static. We are mindful that we must be alert to changes caused by a students’ own development, those of society and by the curriculum and make sure that each of our students is equipped to meet them.
Target Students: More House School is an all boys school that caters to 8 to 18 year olds who have language based learning difficulties including, but not limited to, dyslexia.
Dyslexia Accommodation: Each student has their own individually designed learning program. Remedial support at the school is provided throughout its lower level classes. Students are required to attend 2 to 8 half hour remedial sessions, at the Learning Development Center where "therapy is delivered to small groups of 2 to 4 students by 22 staff members" Remediation may continue through GCSE and A levels if required. The school's most recent Ofsted report gave the school outstanding reviews with respect to student achievement, behavior and personal development and quality of teaching.
Teacher Training: Teachers at the school participate in continued professional development for them selves as well as giving seminars for other professionals, teachers in training and SENCos. The school is also partnered with universities for research regarding Specific Learning Difficulties in addition to conducting its own longitudinal study on students' outcomes 6 years after attending More House.
Student Teacher Ratio: Small class sizes (unspecified)
Assistive Technology: NA
Financial Aid: Scholarships are available but no further details are available.
1) Given the limitations of information available to us, the scores
may not accurately represent the school. School administrators or informed
parents and students are welcome to contact us with additional
information and we will update the scorecard accordingly.
2) Scoring is based on specific dyslexic student needs, not on an absolute scale of school quality.
Based on information available to us, we have scored the school in six areas of importance to prospective parents and students.
More House School touts itself as the largest language resource in the country where other teachers and SENCOs come to learn from their experience. The school continues to partner with universities to study the efficacy of different teaching strategies. What pleased us the most here at DRW is the school's own longitudinal study following up on over 200 students and measuring their level of academic and employment success up to 6 years after leaving the school. This is evidence of the school tracking the efficacy of its own programs while continuously striving for improvements in those same programs. The 2013 Ofsted report rated the school outstanding.
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