Cover Photo: Marlborough College Malaysia

What you need to know about this award-winning international school in Johor, named 'a centre of global best practice' by the Council of British International Schools

Since 2012, Marlborough College Malaysia (MCM) has been the top choice for families searching for globally-recognised and authentic British boarding education in Malaysia. Thanks to its shared DNA with Marlborough College UK, one of the world’s finest independent schools, this international school in Johor demonstrates the exceptionally high standards of academic excellence and pastoral care that Marlborough is known for globally.

Recently, Marlborough College Malaysia was yet again named by the Spears Index 2022 among an elite group of the best private schools in the world, ranking within the top 15 private schools in Asia and joining Marlborough College UK in the top 100 schools globally. It is one of only four boarding schools in the China and Southeast Asia region that have made The Spears Index’s top 100.

Related: What's A 'Dame' & When Is 'Michaelmas'? Learning Boarding School Lingo At Marlborough College Malaysia

The only authentic British boarding experience in Asia, MCM prides itself in its ability to create a nurturing environment that supports students’ emotional, mental and physical health and wellbeing. The quality of the school’s pastoral care and boarding facilities has garnered global accolades, including Boarding School Association’s Boarding Innovation Award 2021 and the Council of British International Schools’ Beacon school status, designating MCM as a centre of global best practice.

Importantly, the school’s 175-year educational legacy is available to current and future Marlburians in Malaysia who don't need to make the long flight to the UK for the same kind of experience.

More: Why Marlborough College Malaysia is One of the Best in Education

Wholly owned by Marlborough College in the UK, MCM is a not-for-profit school with advanced facilities spread across a spacious and green 90-acre site. The school caters to children aged from three to 18 years old who have access to the school’s top-notch facilities for drama, music, art and sports. Students have a chance to develop life skills with hands-on activities at the many unique spaces within the campus, including Barton Farm, the school’s own organic farm, and a lake for water sports.  

See also: My Life at Boarding School in the UK, According to Kayden Chua

In this environment, MCM students can thrive academically. The school’s most recent IGCSE results are proof: 72 per cent of all grades were awarded at A*/A, a quarter of candidates achieved at least 9 A* grades, a third of entrants gained 10 or more A*/A grades, and 70 per cent of the MCM cohort were awarded at least 5 A*/A grades, collectively the highest results in the college’s 10-year history.

Adding to this incredible heritage is the lifelong membership that the school offers to the Old Marlburian network known as the Marlburian Club alongside its UK counterparts. This alumni organisation boasts a 10,000-strong membership that includes many leading and influential individuals around the world.

Learn more about Marlborough College Malaysia at the British Education and Schools Show in Asia 2022 (BESSA) on October 28, 2022 at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur from 11am to 6pm. Register online for BESSA Malaysia.

Tatler Asia
© 2022 Tatler Asia Limited. All rights reserved.