Not only do students achieve in lessons and through qualifications but over time, Moor House students also make remarkable progress in self-belief and assertiveness, progressing in areas of difficulty as well as developing their personal talents and skills. We are very proud of all of our students’ achievements.
Examination results show that students at Moor House show excellent progress academically, often 'closing the gap' with mainstream peers, and our intention is for all students to achieve their maximum during their time with us. The majority of students achieve 5 or more GCSE passes, and all students achieve nationally recognised qualifications during their time with us.
"Students make excellent progress in all subjects, irrespective of their special educational needs or difficulties, because teaching is outstanding. Many students make extremely rapid progress from low starting points." Ofsted 2014
Talents and skills
At Moor House we believe it is important to find and nurture students’ strengths and talents. Lessons or after school clubs can offer opportunities to develop athletic and sporting skills, and develop talents with creative arts, design, music, dance and gym.
Awards and qualifications received by our students include horse riding awards, winners of competitions at the Surrey Games, and interschool tournaments arranged through the SSSP (Surrey School Sports Partnership). Students’ art work is often exhibited in local shops and businesses in Oxted and one Moor House student was recently made a Scholar of the Royal Society of British Artists, in recognition of her exceptional work.
“Every student is given the opportunity and encouragement to achieve their best.” Ofsted 2014
All students are given the help they need to make progress at becoming more independent. Staff support students to learn a wide range of skills that correspond with their individual needs, ranging from tying shoe laces up to independent travel and cooking. The programme is individual and each student has the right level of support, practice and autonomy to remain safe, and confident, whilst taking further steps towards independence. Moor House students also often achieve Duke of Edinburgh's Awards, with the exhibition section being a regular summer activity that students look forward to participating in.
“Life skills are promoted and residential students are extremely well prepared for leaving school.” Ofted Care Report 2014
Social skills and assertiveness
One of the most important achievements at Moor House is the development of friendship skills with many students feeling they have real friends for the first time. Students also gain recognition whilst acting as mentors for younger students, acting as House Captains or sitting on the student council. Our Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards in Year 11 recognize all round achievement and responsibility.