Vision, Values & Mission

A Marlburian is a well-rounded individual who has a sense of perspective for the community and the wider world.


To be recognised as the leading provider of a world class, balanced, co-educational, boarding experience. To promote a Marlborough education to a broad national and international pupil body and to fulfil its primary charitable purpose of educating young people, including a proportion of pupils who would otherwise be unable to afford the fees.


To foster excellence through teaching and learning, promoting the strongest possible educational values. Marlburians should develop into responsible and confident young adults with the skills to make a difference in whatever they choose to do.


  • Respect: Marlburians will have the integrity to do what is right, not what is easy, and they will be able to respect and celebrate differences between people and communities.
  • Responsibility: Marlburians will take responsibility for themselves and others; also for their own lifelong learning and development, and for making a positive contribution to others and the world around them.
  • Rigour: Marlburians will strive for rigour in all that they do. They will leave no stone unturned in achieving the ambitious goals they set for themselves and for others.

The Marlborough Charter

The Marlborough Charter was written by the 2018 Prefects and Heads of Houses

We are a community of respectful, yet determined people who aim to create a secure and nurturing environment through quiet confidence and compassion.

Everyone should be expected to add value to our community, and through unity and mutual respect we can thrive. We have the ability to influence society by actively seeking opportunities in order to make an impact.

We should be driven by aspiration, and dealing with failure should push the boundaries of our potential, enabling us to thrive in all areas of school life.

As individuals, we should lead by example and encourage what is right and not what is easy.