Curriculum

The educational provision and curriculum structure at Marlborough House seeks to achieve the stated aims of the school - to deliver "a high quality education".  Within each stage of learning, our children’s individual differences are always taken into account so that they all achieve their potential.

We have teaching assistants supporting our classes all the way from Nursery up to the crucial Year 4 where preparation for 11+ begins. In Pre-Prep, we have not one but two teaching assistants per class, providing crucial extra support for pupils in these important first years of their educational journey. 

Our children develop a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills and a real love of learning, underpinned with our school ethos; Enjoying today, Educating Tomorrow. They develop the capacity to work independently and collaboratively with others; they solve problems, and are encouraged to think creatively.  Very importantly they also learn ‘how’ to learn.

The results of our support can be seen year in, year out in the scholarships and first choice places that our pupils secure at their Senior Schools.

Pupils achieve highly academically, creatively, physically and personally. Key factors supporting high achievement are the broad curriculum, excellent teaching and the pupils' outstanding attitudes to their learning 

ISI Report

Our curriculum is designed in line with the National Curriculum and Common Entrance requirements to ensure that we prepare pupils appropriately for their senior schools. In addition. in Years 7 and 8 we offer the Pre-Senior Baccalaureate which provides a curriculum framework, highlighting the importance of skills.

In addition to French, we also offer Latin and Spanish, the pupils choose two of these three languages to study while the Creative Arts and Sport also a significant part of daily life at MHS.

The curriculum develops the whole young person through a coherent PSHEE programme and the teaching of the school’s values (‘Valuing Self and Others’) in lessons and within the extra-curricular programme. It is in this way we help our children to achieve their potential and to become caring, tolerant and responsible citizens. 

Both the very able and those towards the middle of the pack thrive here, bright pupils being stretched with extension work

The Good Schools Guide