Recent College News

D-Day Memories

Category: Community

Conscientious objector David Briggs (PR 1941-45) discusses acting as a medic on D-Day in an interview with the BBC Radio Four Today programme.Click here to listen to the interview. More »

Girls’ Tennis: Regional Play-Offs

Category: Sport, Pupil Achievements

College lost at the last hurdle of national qualification in the regional play-offs against St. Helen and St. Katherine (Oxford), in very trying wet conditions on Wednesday. Against higher ranked opposition players, College lost 8-4 (this was in the round of 32 with the top 16 schools from... More »

Eventing achievement

Category: Sport, Pupil Achievements

Congratulations to N Nott (C3 L6) who during half-term won an eventing competition at Pontispool, qualifying for the South West of England team for the National Championships.He competed at Pontispool Horse Trials, finishing first in the BE100 Under 18 section, with a dressage score of 26.He has... More »

South West regional trials

Category: Pupil Achievements, Sport

Ellie Spark (MM Sh) has got through to the South West regional trials where the final trial takes place this week. Ellie has been in the U16 County Academy all year and progressed through to the next round just before Easter.  She also represented Hucclecote Netball Club at the National Finals... More »

Waterford Kamhlaba United World College

Category: Community, General

During this first half of term we were fortunate enough to welcome two scholars from our partnership school in Southern Africa, Waterford Kamhlaba United World College. Langa Bakhuluma-Ncube and Harvey Kadyanji, both graduates of the IB diploma attended a number of our lower sixth IB classes,... More »

International University Applications

Category: Academic, Pupil Achievements

Nineteen pupils applied for International University positions over the academic year with a dozen planning to take up their positions in the US, Canada the Netherlands and Spain. Notable successes this year have been to McGill, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, University of Chicago and University of... More »

Review: The Machine Gunners

Category: Drama, Community, Events

View the slideshow here The 2014 Shell play The Machine Gunners written by Robert Westall and directed by Steven Pleasants tells the story of a group of children nearing adolescence living in the midst of the Second World War. The play centres on Chas McGill, played by the talented Adam Dalrymple... More »

Beaks vs 1st VI Tennis

Category: Sport, Community

On an extremely inclement Prize Day, a borderline decision was taken at 1.30pm to start the match which promised to be a close affair between an exam-weary 1st VI and a competent CR team whose best sporting days were well behind them. As it turned out, we enjoyed a delightful afternoon: dry, windy... More »

OM Reading Competition

Category: Academic, Pupil Achievements

The OM Reading Competition was devised to make young Marlburians aware of their cultural heritage. Originally, the Shell were invited to read extracts or whole pieces of work by OMs who have been published, but the tendency for the same pieces to be read out necessitated a change. In its present... More »

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