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College motto is Deus dat Incrementum ('God gives the increase') but steady advance of exam results may have less divine origin. Exam syllabi excepted there seems to be an (admirable) ideological aversion to the churning out of standard curriculum fare...

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Founded in 1843, and situated in one of the most attractive market towns in the country, Marlborough College is a large coeducational full boarding school for pupils aged between thirteen and eighteen. It is a remarkable place in an evocative and unique setting, and it enjoys the advantages of being within easy reach of London and indeed many other parts of the country. It promotes great breadth in learning and the small size of the classes ensures that each child is well cared for. Academic excellence is matched by outstanding co -curricular provision and all pupils become involved in a wide range of sporting and cultural activities. The quality of the education received outside the classroom is matched by the pastoral care given by the house system, which emphasizes the importance of rigor, respect and responsibility. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Classical Greek at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Astronomy at an English Independent School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Astronomy at an English Independent School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Italian at an English Independent School (Level1/2 certificates)

Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Sports

Polo

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

College motto is Deus dat Incrementum ('God gives the increase') but steady advance of exam results may have less divine origin. Exam syllabi excepted there seems to be an (admirable) ideological aversion to the churning out of standard curriculum fare at Marlborough. There’s a real energy and buzz at Marlborough; you can feel it. Pupils are busy, busy, busy. Maybe too ...

Master

Since 2012, Jonathan Leigh (60s), previously head of Ridley College, Canada and before that head of Blundell’s School and second master of Cranleigh School. Married to Emma, also a Cambridge history graduate, they have two grown up children and the obligatory black lab. Educated at St George’s Windsor where he was a chorister, thence to Eton. Degree in history from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he was a choral exhibitioner. He still sings (tenor)...

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