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The Marlborough Science Academy

Ofsted Information

Parents/Carers can offer feedback to Ofsted at any time via the Parent View questionnaire, please click on the image below to access this:

To facilitate the ease of access to information, this page provides shortcuts to key information within our school website.

Quotes from our latest Ofsted report

"You are rightly proud that Marlborough Science Academy is a caring, welcoming school in which pupils are safe and learn in a calm environment. Relationships are exceptionally positive and characterised by mutual respect. This gives pupils the security to test and to share their ideas during classroom discussion, and to ask for help when they need it. Pupils enjoy coming to school because, as one put it, ‘teachers always go the extra mile to help us, and there is so much to get involved in outside of our lessons.’"

"Almost all pupils say they are safe and enjoy their learning. They told inspectors that bullying is uncommon, and that teachers deal with it effectively on the rare occasions when it does occur. The very large number of parents who responded to Parent View were almost unanimous in agreeing with this judgement."

"Pupils appreciate the fact that, in the words of one, ‘It doesn’t matter if you are gay, or transgender, or just a bit different – everyone is accepted and we just get on well with each other.’ Pupils also appreciate the steps the school takes to help those with mental health issues, such as providing access to counselling."

Academy Contact Information:

Academy Name: The Marlborough Science Academy

Address: Watling Street, St Albans, Herts, AL1 2QA


Telephone: 01727 856874

Headteacher: Ms A Thomson –

Chair of Governors: Mrs J Walker-Smith - contact via

SENCo: Mrs S Robinson –

Ofsted Report: 

Click here to view our latest Ofsted report.

Academy Policies and Procedures: 

Click here to view our key policies and procedures.  

Below is a set of quick links to areas on our website that may be useful for Ofsted inspections, parents/carers or other interested parties.

Admissions: Information on our admissions arrangements can be found here.  

Assessment/Exam Results: Click here for information about assessment at Marlborough and click here for information about our examination results for 2023.    

British Values: Information about how we promote British Values can be found here.  

Careers: Click here for more information about our careers provision. 

Character Education: Click here for more information about character education at Marlborough. 

Curriculum: Information on our Curriculum can be found here. Further details about the teaching and learning taking place in all subject areas can be found here

Enrichment: Click here for more information about enrichment opportunities at Marlborough. 

Equality Objectives: our Equality Objectives are included within our Equality Policy which can be viewed on our policies and key documents page here. 

Governance: Click here to view our governance arrangements. 

Post 16: Information on Post 16 at Marlborough can be found here

Pupil Premium: Click here for more information about our pupil premium allocation. 

Safeguarding: Click here to view more information about safeguarding and e-safety at Marlborough. 

School News: Click here to view the latest news about our school and access copies of our school newsletter.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities: Click here for more information about our SEND provision.

Staff Continuing Professional Development: Click here to view our TeachMeet website, supporting CPD and teaching and learning at Marlborough. 

Teaching and Learning - Marlborough at the Cutting Edge: Click here to read more about some of the teaching and learning initiatives that have taken place in our school. 

Values and Ethos: Information about our values and ethos can be found here.