Recent History

Marlborough has never been frightened of change.  Numerous academic initiatives have been fostered at the College (for example, Business Studies, SMP Maths, Combined Science, Pre-U examination syllabuses and the teaching of Arabic and Chinese). In 1968 Marlborough was one of the first of the traditional boys' boarding schools to admit girls into the Sixth Form.

In 1989, the College became fully co-educational with the admission of girls into the Lower School and with the establishment of the first of the all-girl boarding houses.

Today the College caters for 936 pupils (of which just over 40% are girls) and the great majority of whom (98%) are boarders.  These are accommodated in 16 boarding houses of which six are all-girl houses and six are all-boy houses.  The remaining four “Out-College” houses accommodate 13-16 year old boys, plus a mixed Sixth Form of both girls and boys.