Established in 1851, Marlborough College holds claim to be the first major school to adopt co-education at sixth form level. Located near to the town of Marlborough, Wiltshire, the school lies in extensive grounds by the river Kennet. A mixture of Victorian mansions and new architecture, with a Neolithic mound to boot, the eclectic mix of ancient and modern across the school estate embodies the breadth and quality of a Marlborough education
Marlborough has the usual offering of GCSE and a level, as well as the more challenging pre-u. Exam results are excellent with a mixture of sciences and humanities leading the way. Philosophy at Marlborough is a highlight described by pupils and parents as truly inspirational.
There is a great sporting heritage here and rugby rules the roost. Four previous England captains were schooled at Marlborough. Facilities are wide ranging with the usual sports fields alongside a rifle range and indoor climbing wall. Its country location supports an array of associated pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting and fishing.
Great praise is directed at all those involved in pastoral care. Parents like the ‘clear’ chain of command and felt that anxieties or problems were dealt with swiftly.