Our Ethos, Values and Aims

Our Ethos

Where Potential Meets Opportunity

The Marlborough College way of life is one of positive transition and growth. Children arrive here with inherent potential. Our role is to provide the opportunity for each child to find that potential within themselves and to help them to fully realise it. There is no one ‘right’ progression through Marlborough. We celebrate and take pride in the individual and unique journeys of each of our pupils. Children thrive here by taking responsibility for their own path, united by the common goals of being the best that they can be and adding the most value they can to our school community and beyond.

Our Values

These are the essential foundations of our community which enable everyone to contribute, to be valued and to fulfil their potential.

Our Aims

To provide a safe, inclusive and nurturing community

  • Marlborough is a diverse community with wellbeing and mutual respect at its heart; pupils, teachers and parents collaborate to ensure everyone thrives because they feel happy, secure and valued

To instil a commitment to service

  • Marlborough fosters a culture of service and responsibility which equips pupils to make a positive difference and have a beneficial impact upon the wider world

To foster ambition

  • Marlborough provides inspirational learning opportunities, motivating pupils to fulfil their potential, develop intellectual curiosity and become life-long learners

To develop initiative

  • Marlborough encourages pupils to be curious and open-minded, and supports them in pursuing new initiatives and developing leadership

The Marlborough Charter

The Marlborough Charter was written by the Prefects and Heads of House.

Together as Marlburians…