“I am currently boarding in a Senior boys’ boarding house and in my third year as a boarder at Marlborough. A couple of days ago, I had an interview for a potential spot as a College Prefect, and one of the questions I was asked was: “What aspect of MCM do you enjoy most?” Without hesitation, I said, “Boarding at the College”.
Boarding boys belong to either Munawir Hill, Taylor or Wills House. They wear their house swipes with pride and are incredibly loyal to their house identities. They are accommodated in either Apollo or Atlas and are looked after by resident pastoral teams.
Prep School boys will belong to Taylor (for boys aged 9-13) with the older aged boys belonging to either Munawir Hill or Wills.
Boys Boarding Accommodation
All boys will have comfortable rooms in which they can study, relax, socialise and sleep. Some will share rooms, while in the Sixth Form pupils have individual rooms. In addition to the living accommodation, there is a main Common Room, which is the social centre of the house and is used for indoor games (pool, board games, fussball, darts and table tennis) as well as meetings and check-ins. There is also a Prep Room, Brew Room (for boys to make themselves hot drinks and light snacks) and a music room.
Apollo | Year 5 to Remove (Year 10)
Welcome to Apollo | Year 5 to Remove (Year 10)
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Apollo House, the home of boys in Munawir Hill, Taylor and Wills. My wife, Fliss and I have been involved in boarding
for many years across four different countries and we very much see the boys in the boarding house as an extension to our own family and hope you will feel the same.
In the best way possible, each and every boarder’s development will be assisted through the challenges that a boarding school education brings. Some of these will be through the boarders need to continually adapt to the ever-changing environment and also more formally through weekly challenges and the fantastic ‘Duke of Taylor’ and Leadership Development Programmes.
Being in Apollo will provide your son with many remarkable and diverse opportunities, which we will encourage him to embrace. In particular, we are incredibly lucky with the outstanding facilities that we have here at MCM, from the state-of-the-art gym, tennis courts and sports halls, to rock-climbing and cycling (naming just a few). My team and I will encourage your son to engage with, and commit to, the many activities on offer, especially the new ones, as some may become lifelong passions. I very much look forward to welcoming you and your son into Apollo at MCM.
Mr Tim Jones
Resident Pastoral Team
Housemaster: Mr Tim Jones
Deputy HM: Mr James Leach
Resident House Tutor: Mr Jack Eaton-Jones
Dame: Mrs Nicola Gough
Atlas | Hundred (Year 11) to Upper 6th (Year 13)
Welcome to Atlas | Hundred (Year 11) to Upper 6th (Year 13)
I am so pleased to be the head of Atlas. I will do everything in my power to create a positive environment for all members of the Atlas community. Boarders who live in Atlas will be working toward major milestones in their educational careers and it is an honour and privilege to help guide them through this challenging yet rewarding time in their lives. I will work my hardest to ensure that the boarders in my care are able to reach the highest possible levels of achievement from both an academic and personal growth perspective.
The internal and external tutor team will give the boarders in Atlas access to a wide range of knowledge and expertise which will help to facilitate and encourage their development. The boarders will also have the unparalleled opportunity to develop their own social and personal skills within the structure of the broader College experience. I am confident that all members of Atlas will rise to the challenges which are set before them and will leave with the confidence and abilities needed to reach every success in their future lives.
Mr Richard Baker
Resident Pastoral Team
Housemaster: Mr Richard Baker
Deputy HM: Mr Conor Smith
Resident House Tutor: Mr Stephen Bhogal
Dame: Mrs Alison Ogilvie
Boys Boarding Houses
The Taylor emblem depicts the traditional Malaysian and Johorian tigers, but with mortar-boards as symbols of learning. Also Referencing John Taylor’s dedication to education in Johor after he moved from Marlborough College in the UK. The rose is a traditional device from the Taylor family coat of arms.
Esse Quam Videri
Based on the coat of arms of Negeri Sembilan, the nine-pointed star symbolises the nine original states of Negeri Sembilan, united as one. The Rice Stalks symbolising prosperity and the staff is from the sovereign coat of arms of HRH Ruler of Negeri Sembilan and references that Munawir Hill is privileged to bear the name of the 9th Ruler, Tuanku Munawir ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, who had six grandchildren attend Marlborough College, Wiltshire.
The winged sea-lion is featured on the Arms of the British Security Service and this references the courageous service of Reggie Wills OM to the Crown both as an army officer and in intelligence, whilst the laurel leaves signify success.