The Marlborough College School of English and Culture's academic syllabus has been designed by highly qualified professionals who know Marlborough well. The tutors are all qualified specialists in English language tuition and are passionate about teaching and giving their students a culturally enriching experience. The courses are unique to the Marlborough College School of English and Culture and we guarantee that you will not be repeating lessons that you have seen anywhere else.
After English tuition in the morning, students will integrate with native English speakers of the same age and choose from a menu of twenty afternoon courses that range from Drama and Performance Skill to Fashion Marketing, from Martial Arts to Photography, from Rock School to Basketball and so much more besides.
There is a huge array of evening and weekend activities, including trips to London and Stonehenge as well as coasteering and tree running, that have been specifically designed to give students a totally immersive experience into British culture and the British way of life.
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.