Marlborough College is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 13 to 18. The College was founded in 1843 and is the largest co-educational full boarding school in the country.
Marlborough enjoys a 286-acre site – with the campus centred around a 4,000 year-old Neolithic mound – with a number of period buildings including a Gothic Revival chapel and the neoclassical Memorial Hall.
Master Louise Moelwyn-Hughes says: 'Contemporary, challenging and enriching is how a Marlborough education is most commonly described. At Marlborough, individuality is encouraged and differences are celebrated – we are genuinely excited about the prospect of our community spanning pupils and staff who come from all walks of life and with all types of different experiences. Our pupils are bright and they relish a challenge. It is the norm for pupils to combine achieving great grades with making the most of the incredible opportunities that a fully co-educational boarding school can offer.'
'Marlborough is a happy, flourishing, vibrant community where friendships for life are made. Our commitment is to get to know all of our pupils as individuals and to inspire, support and motivate each one, preparing them for the lives that they will lead in the future. It is our priority to make each pupil's experience an enormously exciting, enjoyable and enriching one.'
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The school was last inspected in November 2021. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.
What makes Marlborough different?
Attain asked the school, what makes Marlborough College different – and why should parents consider it?
Set in 286 acres of historic down land and centred around a 4000-year old Neolithic Mound, reputedly the burial place of Merlin, our campus blends stunning architecture with inspirational facilities.
The school is built on its values of ambition, community, initiative and service and these values are developed and recognised in all aspects of school life.
The pupils who thrive here are bright, open-minded, socially minded children; who are keen to get involved, to make a difference at all levels and contribute to a caring, vibrant and inclusive community.
The College is academically ambitious, offering a progressive, challenging and enriching education through the curriculum and beyond. Our pupils achieve top grades at GCSE and A level and 90% secure a place at their first choice of university including Oxbridge, Ivy League, Medical School and Russell Group.
Our co-curricular provision is second to none and all pupils become involved in a wide range of sporting and cultural activities. There is a vast array of concert and performance opportunities, three major school drama productions a year and we regularly field 50 sports teams each weekend. We value individual excellence just as strongly as we encourage and praise wide participation.
The best way to find out more about any school is to visit. The next event for prospective parents is:
13+ Open Day (29th April) & 16+ Afternoon Visit (3rd May)
Discover more about Marlborough College at our 13+ Open Day and 16+ Afternoon Visit.