A significant number of scholarships and generous bursaries are offered at both the Shell and Lower Sixth entry points. Guidelines for these can be found in the main scholarship prospectus. Merit is determined by potential and performance at the main scholarship auditions. Pre-auditions and information assessment are encouraged and welcome. These can be arranged by appointment at any time with the Artistic Director.
There are currently approximately 40 music scholars in the school. Scholars are offered three free instrumental music lessons each week and are mentored by the Artistic Director through assessment and performing opportunities both within and outside the College. Where applicable, individual learning programmes are designed to meet the demands and needs of those wishing to study music at conservatoire or university following Marlborough and regular consultation lessons are provided for the scholars with the visiting consultants.