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Marlborough College

Address: Bath Road, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1PA
Website: www.marlboroughcollege.org
Founded: 1843
Number of Pupils: 1005, 561 boys, 444 girls
Ages: 13-18
Fees: £12, 985 per term
Head Teacher: Mrs L J Moelwyn-Hughes
Religious Affiliation: Church of England, although open to and respectful of all religious faiths.
Entrance Procedure: Main entry ages 13 and 16. ISEB Pre-test in October to December of Year 6; Assessment day at Marlborough Lent Term of Year 6 for short written task and interview. Small entry points are available in Year 7 and 8. For Sixth Form entry, enrolment by October 1st Year 11. Competitive exam, interview and 6 x GCSE grade 6 required. 
Contact: Admissions 01672 892200
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Pupil open days please contact the Admissions Department

The Curriculum

Academically rigorous and ambitious. GCSE, IGCSE, A-levels and EPQ offered. In 2020 87% of A-level grades were A*-BAt GCSE 50% of grades awarded were 9-8, 76% were 9-7% and 92% were 9-6. 

Games & the Arts

Our sports teams regularly reach the latter stages of national competitions, our Symphony Orchestra plays in partnership with the Southbank Sinfonia and our artists exhibit in the Mount House Gallery. Vast array of concerts and performance opportunities plus three major school drama productions per year. 

Pastoral Care

We have six girls’ houses, six boys’ houses and four mixed houses of 13-16 year old boys and mixed Sixth Forms of girls and boys. The pastoral care delivered through our 16 boarding houses is unrivalled, ensuring each child is known and cared for individually. The greatest strength of our school is the quality of the human relationships throughout our community. 

University Places

More than 80% of our pupils gain places at Russell Group, Oxbridge and Ivy League universities. 

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Marlborough College welcomes pupils from all over the UK and overseas. We are looking for ambitious, open-minded, socially minded children; who are keen to be involved in a wide range of activities, to make a difference at all levels and contribute to a caring and inclusive community. The College is academically ambitious, offering a progressive, challenging and enriching education both on and off the formal curriculum. Our co-curricular provision is second to none and all pupils become involved in a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.  

Outstanding Characteristics

    • School site based around a Neolithic Mound and occupies 286 acres of historic downland 
    • Proud pioneer of co-education being the first boarding school to admit girls in 1968 and then becoming fully co-educational in 1989. 
    • The first organised school games were played at Marlborough 
    • Distinguished record of innovation in education –  first Business Studies Dept and study of Chinese and Arabic 
    • Our state-of-the-art Innovation Centre opens March 2021 to encourage pupils to push the boundaries academically 



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