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  • Marling School
    Cainscross Road
    GL5 4HE
  • Head: Dr Stuart Wilson BSc
  • T 01453 762251
  • F 01453 756011
  • E admissions@mar…
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Gloucestershire
  • Pupils: 857
  • Religion: None
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 13th November 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 12th September 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Marling School is an 11-18 selective boy's grammar school, set in the cotswold town of Stroud.

The official motto of the School is 'Abeunt Studia in Mores' which may be freely translated as 'Let us go forward through study to character'.

The School's second motto, carved over the main entrance, is 'Nulli Praeda Sumus' translated as 'We are no-one's prey' or more freely 'No one shall take advantage of us'. This reflects our main justification for selection, since the School has a long history of preparing young men of modest social background so that they are able to achieve at the highest level.

We combine the spirit of these two mottos in our vision for the school which is that Marling boys should learn to be independent thinkers who take responsibility for their learning and their success, who believe in freedom and equality and join society as men of principles taking an interest in the world around them.

Converted to an academy 2011.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Psychology at an English Grammar School (GCSE)


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