On Thursday 2 July 2015, the new Principal of Moor House School & College, Mrs Helen Middleton, held her first summer party. Staff, students, parents, funders,  and other friends of Moor House came together on this bright and sunny day to celebrate all that Moor House had achieved in the previous years, and all that the Charity has to look forward to in the years to come. Mrs Middleton’s presentation was complemented by tours of the school and college. The guests could see John Lea House, the Residential Provision for the College students, which was the first phase of the Development plans. They were also shown the site of the planned new development,  which aims to expand and modernise the provision for residential care, teaching and therapy for 7-16 years olds. 

The Tours also provided a viewing from inside the current dormitory areas and classrooms where specialist teaching, care and therapy takes place. A visit to the Students’ Art Exhibition held in the Sports Centre, where students could directly interact with guests and talk about their work and motivations, completed the day in the most enjoyable way.

During her presentation, Mrs Middleton talked about various achievements and challenges that the Charity experiences. Amongst the achievements were the continuation of the status of ‘Outstanding’ that Moor House School & College has enjoyed year on year, which in turn, has caused the challenge of a rapid growth in demand for additional student places and resources at Moor House.  The Charity also celebrated the granting of planning permission by Tandridge District Council to build a new Student Residential Campus, a Medical & Care Centre and a Multi-purpose Student Centre to cater for its rapid growth. Over 90% of the funding required for this development has been secured and the Charity is commencing the work this summer. As soon as this work is completed, the Charity is able to move to the next phase of its development plans , which includes raising over £3m to build new Teaching & Therapy Suites from 2016.

 

The Principal, Helen Middleton (middle), with some of her Senior Management Team                 

           

Guests enjoying themselves             

      

Moor House Chairman, Andrew Dick (right); Trustee, David Taylor (left); and CEO of the ACT Foundation, Jim Kerr (middle) 

Architect’s image of the new Student Residential Campus, to be built 2015/2016                                        

To get more information about any aspect of our development plans and funding,  or to arrange a viewing of these plans, please contact Dr Fariba Kellaway on kellawayf@moorhouseschool.co.uk 

 

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