Why Marlborough?

Our coeducational character allows us to prepare boys and girls for lives and careers in a world in which men and women aspire, work and achieve together in mutually respectful and supportive ways. Our community is complex and kaleidoscopic: our boys and girls, men and women, form a society unafraid to ask important questions about life, scholarship, service and values.

Academic debates are enhanced by the combination of male and female sensibilities. There is a wonderful naturalness about boys and girls studying and growing up together. It is a preparation for the real world beyond pupils’ time at the College.

Single-sex activities, such as sport, offer a different set of opportunities and challenges where boys and girls can test themselves, whilst the pastoral structure of the boarding houses provides nurture, support and mentoring appropriate to the differing needs of adolescent boys and girls.

In the words of a recent leaver: ‘it is hugely beneficial that the school is coeducational. Co-education eradicates the barrier between sexes that still exists in single sex educational establishments and, from a young age, girls and boys become close friends’.