History at Marlborough House engages pupils’ curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. This helps pupils develop their own identities through an understanding of history at local, national and international levels.

In studying History at MHS, the children develop a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies. The teaching of History equips pupils to think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. It helps prepare pupils for the future, providing them with both historical knowledge and perspective, but also analytical and discerning skills that nowadays are invaluable for the development of critical thinking.

 To further enhance the skills outlined above, we believe that it is essential to include educational visits to broaden our learning experience. We offer a range of outings to historical sites and centres of excellence such as Lullingstone Roman Villa, Battle Abbey, The National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory and The Museum of London’s Victorians for secondary school pupils. Visits not only enhance the pupils’ understanding of the subject but also give them an opportunity to experience life skills.