Marlborough believes in enabling and encouraging young people to reap the benefits of training and preparation, and we prize the fulfilment that comes through performance and self-expression. Friendship and the appreciation of the talents of others are deepened by teamwork and by individual achievement, and they are supported by skilful coaching. Sport, Art, Design, Drama, Music, Outdoor Activities and CCF-all these work to foster confidence, to broaden horizons, to offer opportunities for healthy enjoyment and to help pupils to grow both as individuals and also as members of a community. The College prides itself on the breadth of opportunity it provides for the pupils.
In sport, pupils gain so much from the experience of teamwork, the willingness to commit wholeheartedly to competition, the challenges of handling victory and defeat with grace, the discipline of training and the opportunities to represent others in a fitting manner.
The performing and creative arts form an equally valuable part of our community life. Music enriches so many occasions, large and small; players and performers work with outstanding teachers in order to hone their skills, rehearse pieces and, ultimately, to face the challenge of performance. Drama is both exuberant and rigorous; the Art School and the Design Centre hum with creative energy, and the quality of the work of our young artists and actors is extremely impressive.
The College’s successful and popular Combined Cadet Force and a vigorously aspirational Outdoor Education Department provide many chances to develop valuable skills and to grow through challenging experiences. Opportunities for pupil-ledcharitable and service initiatives abound.
Beyond the College the vibrant and resourceful Old Marlburian Club offers further opportunity in the world of work by offering extended career networking programmes and by offering varied opportunities for social engagement and sporting challenge long after pupils have left. Follow this link for more information on the Old Marlburian Club.