Philosophy - Participation and Performance

Sport is a universal language which transcends all age groups at Marlborough. It plays a central role in supporting the ethos of the College and a first class education.

Marlborough has a strong reputation for sport for both boys and girls and there is a very demanding fixture list, with depth in teams, backed up by extensive playing fields and facilities. The majority of pupils flourish in school or house teams while a few progress to county, regional, national and even Olympic level.

There is an opportunity for all pupils to maximise their potential via an extensive extra-curricular programme which is second-to-none. Pupils can participate in a rich range of sports commensurate with their abilities and every pupil should be able to find a skill to become engaged in. Teamwork is fostered, leaders are identified and moulded and pupils learn much about themselves and others; sport is a vehicle for personal development.

The College benefits from a team of elite and expert professional coaches, many of whom can boast their own impressive sporting achievements at national level.  In addition, the majority of academic staff are enthusiastically committed to helping deliver the extensive sports programme.

N E Briers, Director of Sport