Marlborough is proud to welcome talented and ambitious pupils from countries all over the world and our community is enhanced greatly by this global outlook and our excellent international relationships.

Marlborough College Malaysia

Our sister school, Marlborough College Malaysia, is a fully co-educational and independent British boarding and day school located in Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia. It caters for pupils aged three to 18, within a purpose-built 90-acre site that includes an organic farm, golf driving range and lake for water sports.

Since its foundation in 2012, Marlborough College Malaysia has offered its children and young people the same world-class co-educational independent education as Marlborough College and the two schools collaborate to provide multiple opportunities for pupils and staff to enhance their global and cultural knowledge.

Darussafaka School Partnership

Darussafaka School in Istanbul, Turkey, is a school with many fascinating parallels to Marlborough. Both are full boarding, co-educational, select for academic potential and were founded at a similar time (1863 and 1843 respectively). However, at Darussafaka, the 1,000 pupils are all either orphans or have lost one parent and are from financially poor backgrounds. The school is 100% privately funded through philanthropy and corporate sponsorship. Darussafaka School and Marlborough College both provide the highest quality contemporary education and we see our collaboration benefitting pupils and staff of both schools in terms of sharing best practice and developing intercultural dialogue and understanding.

Bishop Cotton School Partnership

Bishop Cotton School in Shimla is one of the oldest schools in Asia and was the first public school in India. It was founded in 1859 by Bishop George Cotton, Master of Marlborough College (1852–58) and Bishop of Calcutta at the time. There are strong educational links between the two schools and frequent exchange visits are arranged. The most recent was in 2018 involving Shell pupils and staff. The goals of our ongoing partnership are encapsulated by a wonderful Hindi phrase: knowledge knows no boundaries and friendship no frontiers.

International Admissions

Our pupils reside in 42 countries, represent 36 nationalities, with 17 languages spoken at home. This gives our community a rich cultural diversity which, in turn, is united by the common characteristic of all Marlburians to make the most of the extensive opportunities available to them. Within the UK, pupils come from a broad range of schools, both state and independent; we are privileged to have pupils from more than 260 different schools within the College making us an inclusive and diverse community.

We look for overseas pupils who do not simply wish to develop their intellectual potential but to broaden their interests beyond the curriculum, to contribute to College life and who wish to experience a British full boarding school culture. Marlborough is very much a seven-day-a-week full boarding school and, with the exception of holidays and exeat weekends, all boarders are present and active in College every day of the week.

All overseas candidates need to have a command of the English language and sit the same entrance papers as UK candidates. In line with the College’s commitment to providing a high-quality education for pupils from a variety of cultural backgrounds, our Learning Support Department delivers English as an Additional Language (EAL) support. The EAL provision is flexible in order to take into account the educational backgrounds and experiences of our pupils and their linguistic abilities and needs.

We are located within easy access of the UK’s two main airports. London Heathrow is one hour away and London Gatwick is two hours. We can arrange transport via coach or car to these airports and into London at the school breaks. All overseas pupils are asked to have a guardian in the UK.

We advise families to contact us directly rather than using educational agents but families applying from mainland China are invited to contact one of our official representatives:

BE Education, 9/F, Yueda 889 Center, 1111 Changshou Road, Shanghai, 200042, China
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Mr Yang Song, UKAG, Room 606, 6 / F, Hongqiao Overseas Trade Center, Libao Plaza T2 Office Building, 368 Xihong Road, Minhang District Shanghai, China
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