UPDATE: 16th June 2021
In the interests of the wellbeing of our guests, staff and the local community, it is with a really heavy heart that the decision has been taken not to proceed with this year's Marlborough College Summer School.
Amid uncertain circumstances, we held out as long as we could, keen to give our guests the best possible experience this summer. However, the further delay to the easing of restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on Monday evening means that it is no longer possible to continue with Summer School 2021 for a number of logistical and operational reasons. We apologise for making this disappointing decision so close to the event and for any inconvenience this causes you as a result.
It is our intention to run a near identical programme next year from 10th July to 6th August 2022 with the same courses, accommodation and entertainment. We do hope to welcome you back to Marlborough College, so have reserved your place for Summer School 2022 and carried your total booking over.
However, if you would prefer us to reimburse your 2021 booking instead, please reply to this email and ask us to refund your money. If you do choose to be refunded, we would be grateful if you could do so by 31st July 2021. Please allow up to 28 days for a refund to be made. All customers who are happy to transfer their booking over will be sent a confirmation by the beginning of September 2021.
While the office team are on hand to help, we do ask that you read the Frequently Asked Questions below before getting in touch. We will aim to respond to all enquiries as quickly as possible, but please do bear with us if it takes a little longer than usual.
Thank you for your continuing patience and support. Take care and we very much look forward to welcoming you to Marlborough College in 2022. We promise it will be worth the wait.
With best wishes,
Director of Summer School
Summer School 2021 Cancellation FAQs
Q. How long do I have to register for a refund on my 2021 booking?
A. You have until 31st July 2021.
Q. If I choose to have my booking refunded, when will I receive payment?
A. Payment will take up to 28 days.
Q. What if I change my mind and want a refund after 31st July 2021?
A. We will offer you a full refund, but it may take a little longer to process your payment.
Q. What if my child is now too old for Junior Troopers?
A. We will be in touch with you by 31st July 2021 asking if you are happy for your child to move up to Children's Activities.
Q. What if my child is now too old for Children's Activities?
A. We will be in touch with you by 31st July 2021 asking if you are happy for your child to choose a course on the Young Adventurers programme.
Q. What if my child is now too old for Young Adventurers?
A. We will be in touch with you by 31st July 2021 asking if you are happy for your child to choose a course on the Teenagers programme.
Q. What happens if I want to retain my course, but my partner no longer wishes to attend?
A. In such circumstances, we request that you email with your individual circumstances. We will do our best to accommodate your requirements.
Q. What if I no longer wish to stay at Summer School for the duration of my visit?
A. If you wish to cancel your accommodation, please email and we will refund the accommodation part of your booking. Please be patient as, with the volume of enquiries, it may take a little longer to get back to you.
Q. When can I book courses, accommodation, Gala tickets and transfers for Summer School 2022?
A. We are currently working on plans to make 2022 a Summer School to remember and will announce when bookings will launch in due course. Please keep an eye on www.summerschool.co.uk for further details.
Q. What will happen to my Gala tickets?
A. You do not need to do anything, unless you would like a refund, as - at the time of writing - it would appear that all our Gala acts have agreed to carry their performances over to 2022. However, any amendments to the programme will be detailed on www.summerschool.co.uk.
Q. Will you be putting up prices for Summer School 2022?
A. No, all course prices are frozen from 2021 to 2022.