13+ Year of Entry
With effect for the 2022 entry, Marlborough College will introducing new Admissions Procedures for 13+ Entry to the following:
Year 6 – approximately 70% places will be offered. There will be further two later entry points.
Year 7 – when approximately 25% of places will be offered and Year 8 when the last 5% of places will be offered.
Step by step information about admissions entry for 2020 and 2021
The steps below relate to the current structure of admission which remains in place for 2020 and 2021 entry. For details relating to the new Admissions Procedures for 2022 and 2023 onwards please see the documents for specific years of entry further below.
Selection at 13+ is based on a combination of the ISEB Pre-Test results, a Head’s reference from a child’s current school and performance at interview on an Assessment Day.
An enquiry record and a prospectus request can be made at any time up to the closing date relevant to a child’s year of entry
Year 5, Summer Term
An invitation to an Open Day which takes place in the Summer Term of Year 5 will be sent to families who have made an initial enquiry. Alternatively, arrangements for an individual visit to view the College can be made at a time to suit.
Year 5, Michaelmas Term
If parents would like to take the next step in the Admissions process and be invited to further visit events after the Open Day, a Registration Form will need to be completed and returned along with the Registration Fee (currently £250). Registrations are accepted from September of Year 5.
Years 6 & 7
There are two visit event opportunities over Years 6 and Year 7 for Registered children to view boarding houses and meet with Housemasters, Housemistresses and staff members.
Year 7, Michaelmas Term
The application deadline date for Entry Assessment and Interview to Marlborough is 5th November, Year 7.
By this time:
All Registered children are offered the opportunity to enrol for the Entry Assessment.
An Admissions Day event takes place during the first half of the Michaelmas term – this is a final opportunity to visit boarding houses. Preferred choices of boarding house are required on the Enrolment form.
Any requests for bursarial support are also required by the application deadline.
Year 7, Lent Term
Following the Assessment and interviews, A List and B List place offers are made in March of Year 7, when an acceptance along with a fee deposit will be required.
Year 8, Lent Term
Children with an accepted A List place may apply for a scholarship in the Lent Term of Year 8 in the following categories: Academic, Art, Design, Music, Sport or All-Rounder.
Year 8, Summer Term
Children with an A List place will sit Common Entrance Examinations in the Summer Term of Year 8. The results will be used to determine the children’s sets on arrival at the College.
New pupils to Marlborough College are welcomed in the Michaelmas Term of Year 9.
For specific years of entry:
|Open Day events have taken place. Enquiries, prospectus requests and registrations are still welcome. Please contact the Admissions Department to arrange an Individual Visit appointment to view Marlborough College.|
|Admissions events have started for this year of entry. Enquiries, prospectus requests and registrations are still welcome. The next Open Day is taking place on Saturday, 9th June, 2018. To book attendance to the Open Day, please complete the form here, alternatively contact the Admissions Department to arrange an Individual Visit appointment to view Marlborough College.|
|Currently taking enquiries and prospectus requests. New admissions procedures for 2022:|
|For entry year 2023 and onwards, we are currently taking enquiries and prospectus requests.|
16+ Year of Entry
Step by step information about admission to Marlborough College.
Selection at 16+ is based on a combination of references from a pupil’s current school, a VRQ test, performance in the Marlborough Lower Sixth Entry Papers and an interview.
An enquiry record and a prospectus request can be made at any time up to the closing date relevant to a child’s year of entry.
Year 10, Summer Term
An invitation to a Lower Sixth Afternoon Visit event will be sent to families who have made an initial enquiry or have registered their child. Alternatively, arrangements for an individual visit to view the College are welcome.
Registrations can be accepted at any point up until the deadline date for entry (1st October, Year 11) and require completion and return of a Registration Form along with a Registration Fee (currently £250).
Year 11, Michaelmas Term
The opportunity to Enrol for the Entry Assessment is available until the deadline date of 1st October, Year 11. In November, Year 11, Enrolled pupils will sit entry examinations relevant to their proposed A Level subjects followed by an interview. Any pupil applying for a Scholarship will have an additional interview on the Assessment Day.
Year 11, Michaelmas Term
As a result of the Assessment, offers will be made in early December of Year 11, when an acceptance of a place is confirmed on receipt of a Fee Deposit.
Year 11, Summer Term
Successful pupils who have accepted an offered place and their parents are invited to the College for a pre-arrival event.
Year 12, Michaelmas Term
New Sixth Form pupils to Marlborough College are welcomed in the Michaelmas Term of Year 12.
|For entry year 2020 and onwards, we are currently taking enquiries and prospectus requests.|