Entry 16+

Candidates for Lower Sixth entry may be registered with the College at any point up to the closing date (usually early October in the year before entry). Once registered, the Admissions Office will write to the candidate's parents to point to the next stage in the procedure. The procedures for entry are outlined below.

Admissions Procedure for Lower Sixth Entry 2015

Initial Enquiry

Visit to the school to meet an Admissions tutor and to tour the school. Contact information.


When you fill in and return the Prospectus Request Form you will be sent a Registration Form. If you wish to proceed with an application please fill in this form and return it to the College with a registration fee of £250. 

13th September 2014 - Open Day

An Open Day specific to Lower Sixth entry is held for those entering the school the following year.

1st October 2014

Closing date for entry for the following September.

6th, 7th and 10th November 2014

L6th Entrance Examinations.

17th November 2014

L6th Academic Scholarship examinations (for those selected for entry following the entrance examinations)

18th November 2014

L6th Music Scholarship assessment.

1st December 2014

Places offered to successful candidates. Upon acceptance of a place, a confirmation fee of £1,500 is required. Overseas parents may also be required to pay a term's fees at this time.  Candidates who will require a Tier 4 Child Visa to study in the UK will also be required to pay an additional £250 administration fee at this time.

Admissions Procedure In The Year of Entry


Completion of Careers Questionnaire.


Allocation of House places by Senior Admissions Tutor.


Visit for careers interview, to meet heads of department and to meet housemasters and housemistresses.


GCSE results sent to Marlborough.

All candidates must achieve at least six grade Bs in their GCSEs including English and Mathematics (in practice, most successful candidates will get more GCSEs at considerably higher grades than these).


Arrival at Marlborough.