What is the aim of Foundation Bursaries?
The College is committed to broadening access in order to help able children who wish to board, regardless of family background or wealth. Once at the College, we aim to unlock their full potential so they can go on to lead confident and successful lives, in turn giving back to their communities.
What sort of children are selected for Foundation Bursaries?
Marlborough works in partnership with educational charities to reach out to boys and girls from underprivileged communities. Whist ensuring that such children will be academically able to thrive, we do not seek just the brightest or most talented, but those who stand out as being able to gain most from, and contribute most to, a boarding education.
How will children from less privileged communities cope with Marlborough?
If our Bursary Programme is to transform lives, it must do more than just pay the fees. Pupils will be supported through comprehensive pastoral care, which assists them and their families at school and at home.
Will fundraising be the only source of bursaries?
No, bursaries are also funded by regular school operations, existing Endowments, Enterprise and overseas income.
What about hardworking parents who have to make sacrifices to pay school fees?
A great institution like Marlborough needs to be a broad community. The Bursary Programme is aimed at supporting both those who could not begin to afford fees and those who need help to pay some of the fees.
How do scholarships work alongside bursaries?
Scholars who need assistance with fees can apply for a Bursary and the level of assistance will be financially assessed. The level of awards range from assisting in the form of a top up with the fees, all the way through to full assistance.