Address: Bath Road, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1PA
Number of Pupils: 1012, 569 boys, 443 girls
Fees: £14,310 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: For 13+ entry, ISEB Pre-test in October to December of Year 6; Assessment day at Marlborough in the following March. Limited number of entry places available for Year 7 and 8 applicants. For Sixth Form entry, enrolment by 1st October of Year 11. Competitive exam, interview and 6 x GCSE grade 6 required.
Contact: Admissions 01672 892300
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Please contact the Admissions Department
Academically rigorous and ambitious. GCSE, IGCSE, A-levels and EPQ offered. In 2022, 29% of A-level grades were A* and 65% A*A. At (I)GCSE 53% of grades awarded were 9-8, 77% were 9-7.
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. There are a vast array of concert and performance opportunities plus three major school drama productions per year.
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 cared for individually. Our greatest strength is the quality of the relationships throughout our community.
In 2022, 87% of our leavers achieved their first choice including Russell Group, Oxbridge and Ivy League universities.
Head Teacher’s Philosophy
Marlborough College welcomes pupils from all over the UK and from overseas. We are looking for well-rounded, open-minded, adaptable and 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 happy and inclusive community. The College is academically ambitious, offering a progressive, challenging and rewarding education including numerous leadership and enrichment opportunities. Our co-curricular provision is second to none and pupils become involved in a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.
The school site is based around a Neolithic Mound and occupies 286 acres of historic downland. We are a 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 and we regularly field 50 sports teams each weekend. We have a distinguished record of innovation in education – first Business Studies Department and study of Chinese and Arabic. Our state-of-the-art Innovation Centre opened March 2021.