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11th July - 7th August 2021


We regret to announce that Summer School will not be taking place this year.

Next year's Summer School will run from 11th July to 7th August 2021.

For information about our online summer course, click here

About Us

A unique opportunity for teenagers aged between 12 and 17 years old to learn and grow with a diverse group of students from all over the world and in beautiful rural English surroundings.

Note this is only a guide, not a guarantee.

Whether you are wanting to focus on and perfect your language skills with our Learn English classes or  unleash your creativity and intellectual potential with our Open Minds classes, the School of English and Culture will meet your needs.

About Us

The Marlborough College School of English and Culture combines a unique educational programme with a full timetable of unusual and engaging activities designed to help students challenge themselves creatively and intellectually, allowing them to grow in confidence and explore their capabilities in a supportive and stimulating environment.   

Both the courses on offer at the School of English and Culture are carefully designed to deliver student-centred and communication-based lessons that offer the opportunity to examine a wide range of topics through discussion, performance and the completion of a project, allowing the student to take ownership of their learning process.

The academic syllabus for each course is designed and updated each year by our own tutors, drawing on up to date teaching methodologies and making use relevant and engaging materials. The lessons are delivered by an experienced team of teachers who are passionate about giving their students a culturally-enriching experience and challenging them to think in new and creative ways.  

Our team has seen the value of creative education first-hand and, as such, this approach is fundamental in all areas of our programme, from morning tuition to our carefully selected programme of afternoon and evening activities, excursions and special guest performances.


The History of Marlborough College

In 1843, a group of Church of England clergymen, with the backing of the Archbishop of Canterbury, were looking to found a boarding school with the prime purpose of educating the sons of clergy.  Hearing that the Castle Inn at Marlborough was vacant, they took a lease on it and so Marlborough College started in August 1843 with the admission of its first 199 boys.

When the notion of a Summer School at Marlborough College was first discussed in the early 1970s there was understandably some difference of opinion. There were those who viewed with alarm the prospect of College property being used by outsiders and those who felt strongly that such impressive facilities ought not to remain idle for all the weeks of the school holidays.

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