London Heads are invited to dance to raise funds for disabilities charity
More House School in Knightsbridge and St Paul's Cathedral School have launched the London Heads' Dance Society to raise money for charity, icandance. Heads are invited to don their sequins to dazzle on the dance floor for an event in June 2022.
25th September 2021 — More House School in Knightsbridge and St Paul's Cathedral School have joined forces to launch the London Heads' Dance Society.
In a unique, one-off event, Heads are invited to don their sequins to dazzle on the dance floor in a 'Strictly Heads' event in June 2022.
The initiative is raising funds for the London-based charity icandance who give children and young people with disabilities the chance to dance.
Heads will be asked to attend just seven dance classes across the academic year in preparation for the main event on 30th June.
The dance sessions will be taught by a team of professional coaches from Dakoda’s Dance Academy with the classes taking place at More House.
Faith Hagerty, Head of More House, and organiser of the event said: "Our role as Headteachers is to ensure ALL children have a chance to thrive.
"We are putting our dignity to one side for one evening because we feel strongly that icandance is a vital resource for young people."
She continued: "In the pandemic, many disabled children lost the chance to socialise and express themselves because they had to shield.
"We want to help them emerge confident and happy.”
Simon Larter–Evans, ex-dancer and Head of St Paul’s Cathedral School, who is also collaborating on the project, said: "I am thrilled to be dancing again for such a wonderful cause.
"We need lots of Heads to get involved and raise essential funds for this fantastic cause."
They are delighted to announce that they currently have Heads from the following schools taking part: Dolphin School, St Margaret’s School, Halliford School, Sydenham High School, Prince’s Gardens Prep, Wandsworth Prep, St Augustine’s Priory, Oratory Primary School, Thomas’s Kensington, Lochinver House, Maltman's Green, Channing, Maida Vale School, Paddock Wood and Willington Prep, with more welcome to join.
Outstanding A Level Success for 'Greenhouse' More House School, Knightsbridge
More House welcomed in their Upper VI girls to collect an amazing collection of A levels this year. They are delighted to have girls going off to some of the best Russell Group Universities with stand out grades.
10th August 2021 — Congratulations must go to More House who certainly have something to shout about with the A level results that were announced yesterday. An astounding 51% of girls achieved A* - A grades, with 82% having secured grades of A* - B.
95% of pupils have grades which have guaranteed them places at their first choice universities with girls being set to head to some of the best Russell Group universities in the country. Pupils have accepted places at Durham to read Modern Languages and Cultures and Business Management, Birmingham for Music, UCL for European, Social and Political Studies, Nottingham for English and Philosophy, Manchester for Architecture, Cardiff for Philosophy and Bristol for English. 45% of students outperformed their predicted grades and were eligible for adjustment to courses with higher entry requirements.
Ms Hagerty, the Head of More House commented "There have been a number of standout performances from Carlotta and Kana who received three straight A*s and to Julia, Josie, Phoebe, Emma, Raya, Lizzie K and Victoria who gained an impressive 10 A* and 9 A grades between them. Grades were 100% A* and A in Music, Latin and Spanish. Maths, Psychology, Art, French, Spanish, Latin, RS, PE, Music, Physics all achieved 100% A* to B."
As one of our parents said, “Congratulations on the magnificent results you have achieved for your girls.
The last 18 months have been extremely tough but More House rose brilliantly to the challenge and the results more than reflect this .
Thank you to all of your team for their unwavering support of our daughter.’
More House would like to congratulate all of their girls on working incredibly hard over the last two extraordinary years and gaining such exceptional results. For a small school that prides itself on being a ‘greenhouse not a hothouse’, this just goes to show that More House certainly delivers top academic results in a nurturing environment.