Girls are prepared for entry to leading public schools at either 11+ or 13+ through the Common Entrance Examination and Scholarship papers.
Girls are prepared for entry to leading Independent schools at either 11+ or 13+ through the Common Entrance Examination and Scholarship papers. In recent years, all have gone on to their chosen school and Marlston House has been highly successful in winning academic Scholarships as well as scholarships for Sport, Art, Music and for All-rounders.
Classes are set for ability throughout the school so that pupils can learn individually according to their needs. The curriculum is governed by the ISEB syllabus laid down for the Common Entrance Examination. The school teaches a very wide curriculum which encompasses a generous allocation in every girl's timetable for Music, Art and Physical Education. All girls study English, Mathematics, Science, French Technology, History, Geography and Scripture from the outset. They are introduced to Latin in Year 4 and German thereafter. Girls sitting for scholarships are also taught Greek, whilst Russian is studied as an additional subject along with extended curriculum topics once the scholarship exams are at an end. The school has a well-equipped ICT suite and computing is taught to all girls as a subject in its own right as well as being used in other subjects as an aid to learning.
Pupils' progress is continually monitored and assessed, with progress reports every half-term and a written report provided at the end of the autumn and summer terms when school exams are set.
The newly-opened Learning Development Centre is the focus for our Special Needs department and it is run by qualified staff who support those girls needing extra help (SEN) in the main subjects. The SEN staff link directly with parents to discuss individual progress and educational plans.