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11th July - 7th August 2021


Applications for School of English and Culture summer courses for 2021 are now open. If you were previously booked on to a 2020 course and did not ask for your booking to be cancelled, your place is secure and your application can be completed at your earliest convenience.

In the current climate of uncertainty, we realise that circumstances may alter between now and next summer. We will be as flexible as we possibly can if Covid-19 means your plans need to change and you can request a refund at any time up to 30 June 2021 without losing your deposit.

You can also rest assured that we will operate in line with government guidelines around social distancing and safety to ensure the wellbeing of all our guests and staff.

General Rules

Note this is only a guide, not a guarantee.

General Rules



The Marlborough College School of English and Culture rules apply equally to all Students regardless of differences in ethnic background, culture, language, religion, gender, ability or disability.

All members of Marlborough College community have the right to enjoy their lives free of bullying and harassment (including racial or religious), and are expected to treat others as they hope to be treated themselves in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Individuals have the right to expect any member of the School of English and Culture or Summer School staff to listen and to deal with a problem promptly and sensitively.

If any Student has a grievance, please speak to any member of staff in complete confidence.

As a condition of membership of the Marlborough College School of English and Culture, Students are required:

  • To treat all others with respect and courtesy.
  • To take due care of all buildings and property, including personal possessions.
  • To fulfil all School of English and Culture commitments punctually and positively.

The following are expressly forbidden at all times:

  • Bullying
  • Sexual harassment.
  • Explicit sexual relations.

The following may not be used or possessed:

  • Tobacco in any form; electric cigarettes, matches and cigarette lighters; joss sticks; e-shisha pens.
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Guns, ammunition, explosives or fireworks.
  • Any illegal substances.
  • Any offensive weapon (no knives other than cutlery).
  • Motor bikes or cars.

The Course Director of the Marlborough College School of English and Culture’s permission is required should a student wish to:

  • be absent from Marlborough for a night.
  • to travel in a car driven by a visitor (who must be over 25 unless a member of the Student’s immediate family).
  • leave Marlborough for any reason.
  • be out of the College after 5.30 pm.

General Bounds

  • Overnight (10.45 pm Saturday to 6.45 am Sunday; 10 pm - 6.45 am other days) Students are confined to their boarding house.
  • During Marlborough College School of English courses and activities, students are restricted to the Marlborough College Campus.
  • The roofs of all buildings are Out of Bounds at all times, as is the Mound.


  • Students may not visit the bedrooms or residential areas of any other boarding house other than their own.
  • Visitors to the College may not sleep overnight in studies or bedsits.

Rules of Custom and Courtesy

  • Eating and drinking are not permitted in the streets.
  • Personal radios and mobile devices may only be used in bedrooms or sitting rooms and when travelling. They may not be worn when walking about the College and Town.
  • Laser pointers are not allowed.
  • Bicycles, skateboards and scooters are forbidden for general use around the College unless as part of an organized activity.
  • Hitch-hiking is forbidden.
  • IT facilities, whether College-owned or private, must be used in accordance with the Code of Conduct, which relates to Information Technology facilities, items of equipment and their use.
  • Inappropriate images or material may be neither stored nor viewed on a PC, laptop or memory device.
  • Private televisions, including mini televisions, are not permitted.

Dress Code

  • The Dress Code for the School of English and Culture is informal.

Road Safety

  • Students must be road safety aware and should observe the following guidance:
  • Give the road your full attention when crossing, even if you are with a group of friends. Look out for them too.
  • Don't use your mobile to talk or text while you are crossing or waiting.
  • Listening to music is distracting while crossing the road – remember headphones may not be worn when walking about the College and Town.
  • Don't take chances when you cross the road – cars may not be able to stop. Always use one of the pedestrian crossings to cross the A4.

Remember: STOP, LOOK and LISTEN!

Marlborough College School of English and Culture, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA, UK

November 2018