The Introduction of Co-education

In 1968 Marlborough was one of the first of the traditional boys’ boarding schools to admit girls into the Sixth Form. With the introduction of co-education, curricular reform, attempts to broaden access and a thorough reorganisation of the structure of the school, the Master at that time, John Dancy, set an example that helped to transform the whole sector of independent senior schools. In 1989, the College became fully co-educational with the admission of girls into the Lower School and the establishment of our first all-girl boarding house.