Marlborough School caters for pupils aged 11 – 19 years who have severe and complex learning difficulties. A number of our students have profound and multiple learning difficulties and nearly half have a diagnosis of autism. We are keen to ensure that all our pupils have a peer group that they can relate to and can socialise with and that we have a bespoke curriculum which is tailored to meet our pupils’ very specific needs.

The provision at Marlborough School complements the other provision that is available within the London Borough of Bexley. We are a relatively small school, split across two sites, and this has many benefits. 

All of our students are admitted following a consultation process through the local authority. We carefully consider each referral made to us to ensure that we are fully able to meet the student’s needs and if we do not feel that Marlborough school is the right provision for a student, we will communicate this to the local authority. An appeals process is available should any party wish to appeal a decision

KIDS SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Mediation service is an independent mediation and disagreement resolution service, which is free of charge for parents/carers and young people.

Our service helps to settle disagreements between parents or young people and local authorities (LA’s), schools or other education providers.

We welcome visitors to the school and strongly recommend that parents and carers come and visit us before making an application.

Information about the Local Authority's SEN admissions can be found here:

Please see the School Admissions Policy for further information. 

Transitioning to Marlborough