Ivy

ACTING Housemistress: Ivy

Heidi Marvin

Heidi is currently Acting Housemistress of Ivy House.

She returned to Marlborough in September 2020 having spent nine years as Director of Sport at St Mary’s Calne. Heidi is currently Assistant Director of Sport and Head of Lacrosse and Girls’ Tennis.

Heidi was educated at Downe House before completing a degree in Sports Science. She then taught at Downe House and Malvern Girls before being appointed as Head of PE at Queen Anne’s Caversham. She  held the position of Head of Girls’ Sport at Marlborough before joining St Mary’s Calne.

Her husband, Tim, has taught Chemistry at Marlborough since 1999 and served as Housemaster of Preshute House from 2005 to 2019, supported by Heidi.

Heidi and Tim have two daughters, one of whom is an OM and the other who is completing her A levels at Marlborough. 


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Ivy Boarding House

Key Facts

Ivy is a Grade II listed building in the Marlborough Conservation Area dating back to 1707. It is located 100 metres from the entrance to the College by the Master’s Lodge. In the mid-18th century, John Davis founded a school in the building which he called Marlborough House. It closed 60 years later in the same year the College was founded. Since then Ivy has had a variety of uses, including being Marlborough’s first cinema, and more recently, a hotel.

Location: High Street 

Gender: Girls 

Number of pupils: 60 

Twinned with: Turner 

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Maria Sandall

Resident House Tutor

Maria is one of Ivy’s RHTs and is based in The Hermitage which currently houses Lower Sixth pupils. She teaches Form, English and LAMDA.

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Thea Thompson

Resident House Tutor

Thea joined Marlborough in September 2019 as a sports graduate, moving to the Art Department in 2020. She also coaches rugby, netball and cricket. She was a tutor in New Court until becoming RHT of Ivy in September 2021.

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Emma Burnet

Dame

Emma started in Ivy in February 2022 and manages the house during the day, providing a warm and friendly environment for pupils. She is married with two girls.