Admissions Procedure

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Here is a step-by-step guide for all prospective parents applying for a place at Marlborough College Malaysia during the academic years spanning 2020-22.

 

STEP 1 Enquiry

The prospectus is available for download here.

Complete an enquiry form online or download here and submit to [email protected].

STEP 2 Visit

Register for a College Event or book an individual tour.

Open Days/Events – Parents are able to meet the Master and members of the Senior Management Team at various events throughout the year.  Open day events held at the College will include introductory talks by the Master and Director of Admissions, followed by a tour of the College and an opportunity to visit a boarding house.

Individual Tours – For families who are unable to attend one of our events, we would be delighted to welcome parents and their children to the campus to meet the Master and the Director of Admissions and have a tour of the College with one of the Admissions team.

STEP 3 - Registration

Complete the following;

You will also need;

  • A recent passport photograph for each registered child
  • A copy of their most recent school report for each registered child
  • A copy of the photo page of their passport for each registered child
  • A copy of the NRIC (if Malaysian) for each registered child
  • A copy of an Educational Psychologist’s report, if applicable

Pay

Please note that we are unable to process an application until we are in receipt of all the documents and the registration fee. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

STEP 4 - Assessments

Registered candidates will be invited to attend an assessment at Marlborough College Malaysia at the following times:

Assessments for entry in January 2021 will be held upon receipt of your registration documents and fee.

Assessments for entry in August 2021 will be held in April 2021.

Assessments for entry in January 2022 will be held in September/October 2021.

Assessments for entry in August 2022 will be held in April 2022.

Throughout the Assessment and selection procedure we aim to ensure that we are consistent and fair to all candidates and that we offer places to those:

  • whose academic and other abilities match the standards expected by Marlborough College Malaysia.
  • who will benefit and make the most of the many opportunities on offer to them.
  • with the potential to contribute fully to, and gain from, life at Marlborough College Malaysia. For those living abroad who are unable to attend during the assessment week, alternative dates may be available; please contact the Admissions department.

Assessment Process

Candidates will be asked to attend a morning of introduction and observation.
Candidates will be asked to bring something they can ‘Show and Tell’.

STEP 5 - Offer and Acceptance

Following Assessment, successful candidates will be offered places.  They may be placed on a Waiting List if demand for places in that year group is high. If there is movement on the lists we will be in touch to offer a firm place.

Parents of children who are offered a place will be asked to pay an acceptance fee. The payment of the fees and deposit will guarantee a place in the school. An invoice for the first term’s fees will be sent to you and this is payable by the first day of term.

If there is a need to decide between two or more candidates who meet the Admissions requirements, the following preference factors will be taken into consideration:

  • the applicant has a sibling at Marlborough College Malaysia
  • a close relative of the applicant (parent or grandparent) is a former pupil of Marlborough College
  • the applicant has specific talents, gifts or aptitudes
  • the applicant and family have visited the College
  • date of Registration (ie Registration fee payment)

The school is not obliged to state its reasons for not offering an applicant a place and does not give specific feedback, marks or grades.

Please note that offered or accepted places will not be deferred to another year, ie your child will have to enter the process again.

Please read the Terms and Conditions, carefully. 

STEP 6 - Welcome Day

All new pupils for August entry will be invited to an induction day on Monday 23rd August 2021.  Further information regarding the Houses and Induction will be sent prior to the start of term. The first day of term will be Tuesday 24th August 2020. For mid-year start dates, details will be sent to you prior to your agreed start date.

STEP 1 Enquiry

The prospectus is available for download here.

Complete an enquiry form online or download and submit to [email protected].

STEP 2 Visit

Register for a College Event or book an individual tour.

Open Days/Events – Parents are able to meet the Master and members of the Senior Management Team at various events throughout the year.  Open day events held at the College will include introductory talks by the Master and Director of Admissions, followed by a tour of the College and an opportunity to visit a boarding house.

Individual Tours – For families who are unable to attend one of our events, we would be delighted to welcome parents and their children to the campus to meet the Master and the Director of Admissions and have a tour of the College with one of the Admissions team.

STEP 3 - Registration

Complete the following;

You will also need;

  • A recent passport photograph for each registered child
  • A copy of their most recent school report for each registered child
  • A copy of the photo page of their passport for each registered child
  • A copy of the NRIC (if Malaysian) for each registered child
  • A copy of an Educational Psychologist’s report, if applicable

Pay

Please note that we are unable to process an application until we are in receipt of all the documents and the registration fee. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

STEP 4 - Assessments

Registered candidates will be invited to attend an assessment at Marlborough College Malaysia at the following times:

Assessments for entry in January 2021 will be held upon receipt of your registration documents and fee.

Assessments for entry in August 2021 will be held in February 2021.

Assessments for entry in January 2022 will be held in September/October 2021.

Assessments for entry in August 2022 will be held in February 2022.

We will also send a Head’s Reference Form for parents to request a reference from the Head of their child’s current school.

This reference must be returned from the Head direct to the Admissions Department [email protected]   Heads’ References will only be accepted if signed by the Head of School (or their representative) and sent to us by the school.  Please note that we will not offer a place without a Head’s Reference.

Throughout the Assessment and selection procedure we aim to ensure that we are consistent and fair to all candidates and that we offer places to those:

  • whose academic and other abilities match the standards expected by Marlborough College Malaysia.
  • who will benefit and make the most of the many opportunities on offer to them.
  • with the potential to contribute fully to, and gain from, life at Marlborough College Malaysia. For those living abroad who are unable to attend during the assessment week, alternative dates may be available; please contact the Admissions department. 

Assessment Process

Candidates will be asked to attend a morning of assessment and observation.
Candidates will be asked to bring something they can ‘Show and Tell’.

STEP 5 - Offer and Acceptance

Following Assessment, successful candidates will be offered places.  They may be placed on a Waiting List if demand for places in that year group is high. If there is movement on the lists we will be in touch to offer a firm place.

Parents of children who are offered a place will be asked to pay an acceptance fee and a refundable deposit of one term’s fees. The payment of the fees and deposit will guarantee a place in the school. An invoice for the first term’s fees will be sent to you and this is payable by the first day of term.

If there is a need to decide between two or more candidates who meet the Admissions requirements, the following preference factors will be taken into consideration:

  • Boarding or Day place
  • the applicant has a sibling at Marlborough College Malaysia
  • a close relative of the applicant (parent or grandparent) is a former pupil of Marlborough College
  • the applicant has specific talents, gifts or aptitudes
  • the applicant and family have visited the College
  • date of Registration (ie Registration fee payment)

The school is not obliged to state its reasons for not offering an applicant a place and does not give specific feedback, marks or grades.

Please note that offered or accepted places will not be deferred to another year, ie your child will have to enter the process again.

Please read the Terms and Conditions, carefully. The refundable deposit is refunded in full provided one full term’s notice is given, in writing, to the Master.  Please see our Term Dates.

STEP 6 - Welcome Day

All new pupils for August entry will be invited to an induction day on Monday 23rd August 2021.  Further information regarding the Houses and Induction will be sent prior to the start of term. The first day of term will be Tuesday 24th August 2020. For mid-year start dates, details will be sent to you prior to your agreed start date.

STEP 1 Enquiry

The prospectus is available for download here.

Complete an enquiry form online or download and submit to [email protected].

STEP 2 Visit

Register for a College Event or book an individual tour.

Open Days/Events – Parents are able to meet the Master and members of the Senior Management Team at various events throughout the year.  Open day events held at the College will include introductory talks by the Master and Director of Admissions, followed by a tour of the College and an opportunity to visit a boarding house.

Individual Tours – For families who are unable to attend one of our events, we would be delighted to welcome parents and their children to the campus to meet the Master and the Director of Admissions and have a tour of the College with one of the Admissions team.

STEP 3 - Registration

Complete the following;

You will also need;

  • A recent passport photograph for each registered child
  • A copy of their most recent school report for each registered child
  • A copy of the photo page of their passport for each registered child
  • A copy of the NRIC (if Malaysian) for each registered child
  • A copy of an Educational Psychologist’s report, if applicable

Pay

Please note that we are unable to process an application until we are in receipt of all the documents and the registration fee. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

STEP 4 - Assessments

Registered candidates will be invited to attend an assessment at Marlborough College Malaysia at the following times:

Assessments for entry in January 2021 will be held upon receipt of your registration documents and fee.

Assessments for entry in August 2021 will be held in November 2020.

Assessments for entry in January 2022 will be held in September/October 2021.

Assessments for entry in August 2022 will be held in November 2021.

We will also send a Head’s Reference Form for parents to request a reference from the Head of their child’s current school.

This reference must be returned from the Head direct to the Admissions Department [email protected]   Heads’ References will only be accepted if signed by the Head of School (or their representative) and sent to us by the school.  Please note that we will not offer a place without a Head’s Reference.

Throughout the Assessment and selection procedure we aim to ensure that we are consistent and fair to all candidates and that we offer places to those:

  • whose academic and other abilities match the standards expected by Marlborough College Malaysia.
  • who will benefit and make the most of the many opportunities on offer to them.
  • with the potential to contribute fully to, and gain from, life at Marlborough College Malaysia. For those living abroad who are unable to attend during the assessment week, alternative dates may be available; please contact the Admissions department.

Assessment process

Candidates will be asked to attend a two and a quarter-hour assessment.
Candidates will be asked to complete a Pupil Questionnaire.
Candidates will have two 10-minute interviews.
Candidates will sit a Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT).

STEP 5 - Offer and Acceptance

Following Assessment, successful candidates will be offered places.  They may be placed on a Waiting List if demand for places in that year group is high. If there is movement on the lists we will be in touch to offer a firm place.

Parents of children who are offered a place will be asked to pay an acceptance fee and a refundable deposit of one term’s fees. The payment of the fees and deposit will guarantee a place in the school. An invoice for the first term’s fees will be sent to you and this is payable by the first day of term.

Please note that if an offer of a Boarding place is made, applicants are not guaranteed a Day place should they change their mind.

If there is a need to decide between two or more candidates who meet the Admissions requirements, the following preference factors will be taken into consideration:

  • Boarding or Day place
  • the applicant has a sibling at Marlborough College Malaysia
  • a close relative of the applicant (parent or grandparent) is a former pupil of Marlborough College
  • the applicant has specific talents, gifts or aptitudes
  • the applicant and family have visited the College
  • date of Registration (ie Registration fee payment)

The school is not obliged to state its reasons for not offering an applicant a place and does not give specific feedback, marks or grades.

Please note that offered or accepted places will not be deferred to another year, ie your child will have to enter the process again. 

Please read the Terms and Conditions, carefully. The refundable deposit is refunded in full provided one full term’s notice is given, in writing, to the Master.  Please see our Term Dates.

STEP 6 - Welcome Day

All new pupils for August entry will be invited to an induction day on Monday 23rd August 2021.  Further information regarding the Houses and Induction will be sent prior to the start of term. The first day of term will be Tuesday 24th August 2020, with Boarders arriving back on Monday 23rd August 2020. For mid-year start dates, details will be sent to you prior to your agreed start date.

STEP 1 Enquiry

The prospectus is available for download here.

Complete an enquiry form online or download and submit to [email protected].

STEP 2 Visit

Register for a College Event or book an individual tour.

Open Days/Events – Parents are able to meet the Master and members of the Senior Management Team at various events throughout the year.  Open day events held at the College will include introductory talks by the Master and Director of Admissions, followed by a tour of the College and an opportunity to visit a boarding house.

Individual Tours – For families who are unable to attend one of our events, we would be delighted to welcome parents and their children to the campus to meet the Master and the Director of Admissions and have a tour of the College with one of the Admissions team.

STEP 3 - Registration

Complete the following;

You will also need;

  • A recent passport photograph for each registered child
  • A copy of their most recent school report for each registered child
  • A copy of the photo page of their passport for each registered child
  • A copy of the NRIC (if Malaysian) for each registered child
  • A copy of an Educational Psychologist’s report, if applicable

Pay

Please note that we are unable to process an application until we are in receipt of all the documents and the registration fee. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

STEP 4 - Assessments

Registered candidates will be invited to attend an assessment at Marlborough College Malaysia at the following times:

Assessments for entry in January 2021 will be held upon receipt of your registration documents and fee.

Assessments for entry in August 2021 will be held in November 2020.

Assessments for entry in January 2022 will be held in September/October 2021.

Assessments for entry in August 2022 will be held in November 2021.

We will also send a Head’s Reference Form for parents to request a reference from the Head of their child’s current school.

This reference must be returned from the Head direct to the Admissions Department [email protected]   Heads’ References will only be accepted if signed by the Head of School (or their representative) and sent to us by the school.  Please note that we will not offer a place without a Head’s Reference.

Throughout the Assessment and selection procedure we aim to ensure that we are consistent and fair to all candidates and that we offer places to those:

  • whose academic and other abilities match the standards expected by Marlborough College Malaysia.
  • who will benefit and make the most of the many opportunities on offer to them.
  • with the potential to contribute fully to, and gain from, life at Marlborough College Malaysia. For those living abroad who are unable to attend during the assessment week, alternative dates may be available; please contact the Admissions department.

Assessment process

Candidates will be asked to attend a two-and-a-half-hour assessment.
Candidates will be asked to complete a short English paper (20 minutes).
Candidates will have two 10-minute interviews.
Candidates will sit a Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT).

STEP 5 - Offer and Acceptance

Following Assessment, successful candidates will be offered places.  They may be placed on a Waiting List if demand for places in that year group is high. If there is movement on the lists we will be in touch to offer a firm place.

Parents of children who are offered a place will be asked to pay an acceptance fee and a refundable deposit of one term’s fees. The payment of the fees and deposit will guarantee a place in the school. An invoice for the first term’s fees will be sent to you and this is payable by the first day of term.

Please note that if an offer of a Boarding place is made, applicants are not guaranteed a Day place should they change their mind.

If there is a need to decide between two or more candidates who meet the Admissions requirements, the following preference factors will be taken into consideration:

  • Boarding or Day place
  • the applicant has a sibling at Marlborough College Malaysia
  • a close relative of the applicant (parent or grandparent) is a former pupil of Marlborough College
  • the applicant has specific talents, gifts or aptitudes
  • the applicant and family have visited the College
  • date of Registration (ie Registration fee payment)

The school is not obliged to state its reasons for not offering an applicant a place and does not give specific feedback, marks or grades.

Please note that offered or accepted places will not be deferred to another year, ie your child will have to enter the process again.

Please read the Terms and Conditions, carefully. The refundable deposit is refunded in full provided one full term’s notice is given, in writing, to the Master.  Please see our Term Dates.

STEP 6 - Welcome Day

All new pupils for August entry will be invited to an induction day on Monday 23rd August 2021.  Further information regarding the Houses and Induction will be sent prior to the start of term. The first day of term will be Tuesday 24th August 2020, with Boarders arriving back on Monday 23rd August 2020. For mid-year start dates, details will be sent to you prior to your agreed start date.

STEP 1 Enquiry

The prospectus is available for download here.

Complete an enquiry form online or download and submit to [email protected].

STEP 2 Visit

Register for a College Event or book an individual tour.

Open Days/Events – Parents are able to meet the Master and members of the Senior Management Team at various events throughout the year.  Open day events held at the College will include introductory talks by the Master and Director of Admissions, followed by a tour of the College and an opportunity to visit a boarding house.

Individual Tours – For families who are unable to attend one of our events, we would be delighted to welcome parents and their children to the campus to meet the Master and the Director of Admissions and have a tour of the College with one of the Admissions team.

STEP 3 - Registration

Complete the following;

You will also need;

  • A recent passport photograph for each registered child
  • A copy of their most recent school report for each registered child
  • A copy of the photo page of their passport for each registered child
  • A copy of the NRIC (if Malaysian) for each registered child
  • A copy of an Educational Psychologist’s report, if applicable

Pay

Please note that we are unable to process an application until we are in receipt of all the documents and the registration fee. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

STEP 4 - Assessments

Registered candidates will be invited to attend an assessment at Marlborough College Malaysia at the following times:

Assessments for entry in January 2021 will be held upon receipt of your registration documents and fee.

Assessments for entry in August 2021 will be held in November 2020.

Assessments for entry in January 2022 will be held in September/October 2021.

Assessments for entry in August 2022 will be held in November 2021.

We will also send a Head’s Reference Form for parents to request a reference from the Head of their child’s current school.

This reference must be returned from the Head direct to the Admissions Department [email protected]   Heads’ References will only be accepted if signed by the Head of School (or their representative) and sent to us by the school.  Please note that we will not offer a place without a Head’s Reference.

Throughout the Assessment and selection procedure we aim to ensure that we are consistent and fair to all candidates and that we offer places to those:

  • whose academic and other abilities match the standards expected by Marlborough College Malaysia.
  • who will benefit and make the most of the many opportunities on offer to them.
  • with the potential to contribute fully to, and gain from, life at Marlborough College Malaysia. For those living abroad who are unable to attend during the assessment week, alternative dates may be available; please contact the Admissions department.

Assessment Process

Candidates will be asked to attend a three- and three-quarter-hour assessment.
Candidates will be asked to complete an English paper (45 minutes).
Candidates will be asked to complete a Maths paper (45 minutes).

Candidates will have two/three 10-minute interviews.
Candidates will sit a Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT).

STEP 5 - Offer and Acceptance

Following Assessment, successful candidates will be offered places.  They may be placed on a Waiting List if demand for places in that year group is high. If there is movement on the lists we will be in touch to offer a firm place.

Parents of children who are offered a place will be asked to pay an acceptance fee and a refundable deposit of one term’s fees. The payment of the fees and deposit will guarantee a place in the school. An invoice for the first term’s fees will be sent to you and this is payable by the first day of term.

Please note that if an offer of a Boarding place is made, applicants are not guaranteed a Day place should they change their mind.

If there is a need to decide between two or more candidates who meet the Admissions requirements, the following preference factors will be taken into consideration:

  • Boarding or Day place
  • the applicant has a sibling at Marlborough College Malaysia
  • a close relative of the applicant (parent or grandparent) is a former pupil of Marlborough College
  • the applicant has specific talents, gifts or aptitudes
  • the applicant and family have visited the College
  • date of Registration (ie Registration fee payment)

The school is not obliged to state its reasons for not offering an applicant a place and does not give specific feedback, marks or grades.

Please note that offered or accepted places will not be deferred to another year, ie your child will have to enter the process again.

Please read the Terms and Conditions, carefully. The refundable deposit is refunded in full provided one full term’s notice is given, in writing, to the Master.  Please see our Term Dates.

STEP 6 - Welcome Day

All new pupils for August entry will be invited to an induction day on Monday 23rd August 2021.  Further information regarding the Houses and Induction will be sent prior to the start of term. The first day of term will be Tuesday 24th August 2020, with Boarders arriving back on Monday 23rd August 2020. For mid-year start dates, details will be sent to you prior to your agreed start date.

English
We are a British international school and all applicants are expected to have a good working knowledge and conversational use of English, appropriate for their age, in order that they are able to access the curriculum. At our discretion, we may require your child to have a pre-assessment Skype interview in order to test their level of spoken English. We would then decide if they should be invited to assessment.

 

Boarding
Boarding is an option from Year 5.
Day boarding (3 x consecutive nights)
Weekly Boarding (Years 5 – 8 only)
Full Boarding (Years 5 – 6th Form)

Please note that a number of our places in school are designated for boarding only.

 

Sixth Form
Please note that all Sixth Form pupils (Years 12 and 13) must attend Saturday morning lessons.

 

Learning Support
We have limited facilities but will attempt to accommodate the needs of applicants who require learning support. Prospective parents will be asked to provide a recent Educational Psychologist’s report for consideration by the Head of Learning Support. All known learning support requirements must be declared, in full, at the time of registration. Failure to do so may jeopardise the potential application.