XV win the Governors’ Cup

Marlborough College regained the Governors’ Cup Trophy on Saturday, thanks to a 30-7 victory over Clifton College. The Governor’s Cup is the oldest schoolboy fixture in England having first been played in 1864. The trophy itself was donated in 1964, and having originally been the prize for a Caribbean Horse Race, it is now the […]

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Week 4: Sporting Reflections

Week 4 brought about a busy week for football with some inspiring action. An emphatic win on the Thursday led into some stiff competition against Commonweal and with draws across the board for the 1st XI, 2nd XI and Colts A – it was a solid set of results. Robert Milne (C2 L6) once again […]

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Week 3: Sporting Reflections

The Wednesday and Thursday before Exeat brought matches and training experiences thick and fast. The U14 Hockey girls started the programme of matches in fine style against Dauntsey’s with a clean sweep of victories. The 1st XV started Thursday morning with determination; focused and full of intent while they shared their match day breakfast. They […]

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Week Two: Sporting Reflections

The second matchday of the term brought new challenges in the shape of St Edward’s and Millfield for rugby and Clifton for girls’ hockey. The football boys faced Bedales and Lacrosse girls were in action at the Wiltshire and Dorset County Tournaments. It was wonderful to see the pupils in the 1st Rugby XV and […]

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Week One: Sporting Reflections

The Michaelmas Term certainly got off to a superb start with the first round of matches. The atmosphere was buzzing as the boys from the XV warmed up and the U14 Girls A and B hockey whipped up a storm with some dominant wins. The Yearlings Rugby embarked upon a successful triangular and began to […]

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Academic Excellence

Marlborough’s (I)GCSE candidates have demonstrated the College’s academic strength by achieving the highest average point score as far back as our records extend. Deputy Head (Academic), Ed Tolputt reported: “Huge congratulations are due to our outgoing Hundred. 48% of entries were awarded A* (or A* equivalent) with 34% of candidates achieving the impressive milestone of […]

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Record Breaking Results

Marlborough College’s outgoing Upper Sixth are celebrating record breaking results, achieving the strongest A level, Pre-U and EPQ grades seen in recent years. The overwhelming majority of the year group progressed seamlessly to their first choice universities and colleges. Oxbridge and Harvard places were secured and unprecedented numbers of pupils accepted offers in leading international […]

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International call for Griffin

Congratulations to Archie Griffin (C3 L6) who has been included in the Wales squad for Friday’s opening match of the U18 International Series against hosts South Africa Schools. On Wednesday, the squad headed to Cape Town for a training session against Western Province U19s. “We’re trying to make the most of being out here,” head […]

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Summer Term Pupil Achievements

A list of pupil achievements from the Summer Term can be found below – or follow the latest news on Twitter @MarlboroughCol here. June Well done to Sophie Hall-Smith (NC) – the winner of the inaugural Welchman Prize. This is a competition undertaken by Lower Sixth Further Mathematics pupils, who are asked to write an article […]

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Prefects’ Training Weekend

Prefects and Heads of Houses gathered on the penultimate Sunday afternoon of term, in glorious sunshine, at Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre. The purpose was to look at issues to do with leadership, as well as the role that senior pupils play in safeguarding and creating a safe and compassionate culture at Marlborough. The Prefects had […]

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Drawing is the Bones of Art

This Summer Term has seen all Remove GCSE artists prepare, plan and create a composition from a first-hand source that is both meaningful and the result of planning; all in preparation for the experience of the actual examination next year. The titles were based on last year’s GCSE examination titles. Each pupil created a carefully […]

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Welchman Prize Winner Announced

Sophie Hall-Smith (NC) is the winner of the inaugural Welchman Prize. This is a competition undertaken by Lower Sixth Further Mathematics pupils, who are asked to write an article and prepare a presentation in response to one of six questions. Gordon Welchman, for whom the prize is named, is Marlborough College’s most important mathematical alumnus. […]

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National Russian Essay Competition

Many congratulations to the following two pupils who entered the National Russian Essay Competition this year and who have received Commendations for their work. Their entries were at Level 4, the highest level of this competition, which is organised by the Russian Teachers’ Group: Hope Nicholson (MM L6) – Commended for effort Charlie Thomas (CO […]

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Future Foundations – Leadership Day

On Friday 15th June, Future Foundations returned to Marlborough College to deliver their third consecutive Leadership Day to around 250 Lower Sixth pupils drawn from the College and Swindon Academy.   The programme was course directed by Jason  with support from Future Foundations coaches; Amit, Terrance, Olivia, Jakub, Charanjit, Tamya, Tara, Mark, Henderson, Jennifer, Shane, Owen, Patrick […]

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Riders qualify for NSEA Championships

The Marlborough riders were out in force over the May Bank Holiday weekend.  Many congratulations to the Marlborough College show jumping team who qualified for the NSEA Eventer Challenge Championships at Hickstead.   Jonah Kennedy (PR Sh) had a  fantastic clear round to come 4th individually (out of 31 starters) in the 90cm final.  The team of […]

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British Physics Olympiad Results

A total of 55 College pupils, from the top three Remove sets, took part in the first year of a Year 10 version of the Physics Olympiad. 6,500 pupils took part nationally in the two 30 minute online Multiple Choice tests. The questions varied in difficulty and to score over 83% (required for a Gold) […]

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French Final for Yearlings Rugby

Yearlings Rugby players have just returned from an enjoyable three-day trip to France, where they finished runners up in an international rugby tournament hosted by Stade Français. Based in Paris, the tour party watched Castres win an entertaining Top 14 final against Montpellier on Saturday afternoon before their own chance to shine the following day. […]

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Orchestral & Ensembles Gala Concert

With the Saxophone Quartet providing a spirited introduction in the foyer of the Ellis Theatre, a capacity audience gathered for this summer’s Gala Concert, and what a feast of music was enjoyed!  Alongside beautiful playing, other impressive musical skills, including conducting and composing, added to a memorable celebration of style and musicianship from so many […]

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International Achievements

It gives us great pleasure to congratulate the 22 Marlburians who have gained places at international universities this year. The buzz around the Norwood Hall the night we heard Virat Talwar (C2 U6) had been accepted into Harvard was palpable – a fabulous achievement. Indeed, there were a number of headline successes across the 2018 […]

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