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Sir William Borlase`s Grammar School
West Street, SL7 2BR, UK Marlow
+44 (0)1628 816500

The school is built around a cloister incorporating the original 17c building to which a large number of new, specialist facilities have been added. The school has its own chapel, which is built in brick and flint, as are the oldest buildings. Recent major building programmes of the highest architectural quality have added facilities to this already listed building. Recent additions have included specialist accommodation for Modern Foreign Languages and English, Science laboratories, a drama studio, a new canteen and sixth form accommodation and specialist IT rooms.

The School aims to be:
  • A happy, caring community of young people and adults striving to achieve excellence in all fields.
  • A community which fosters the love of learning and is committed to the extension of knowledge, skill and human potential.
  • A community which develops the self-respect and confidence of its pupils and helps them to take pride in their achievements and those of others.
  • A community which prepares young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life, helping them develop their own spiritual and moral values.


The school coat of arms is something we see every day and take for granted. The motto 'Te Digna Sequere' means 'follow things worthy of thyself'. To trace the history of the coat of arms we must go back to the days of Sir William's ancestors in France, the Taillefers of Angouleme.

The Taillefers had a crest of a hand coming out of a cloud holding a 'badelaire', a kind of cutlass. These they had placed over a field (background) of mullets (eight pointed stars).

This then accounts for the arm and the clouds. But what of the badelaire? The Borlase arms are found as early in the reign of Henry VIII are: 'ermine on a bend (diagonal stripe), two arms clothed issuing from the clouds rending assunder a horse shoe, broken in the middle'. The sword disappeared to be replaced by a horse shoe, now unbroken, and the mullets replaced by ermine which remain to this day.

The helm is that of a knight. Unknighted members of the family would have used the helm of an esquire which faces to the heraldic dexter, the left as you look at it, and has a closed visor.


The House System

There are six houses in the school.
The original houses were Normans, Britons, Danes, Saxons; as the school grew in numbers two new houses were added, Vikings and Romans.

Every member of staff and student is allocated to a house when they enter the school.  There are two members of staff as Heads of House, but the activities are mainly organised by two Year 13 senior prefects and their team of prefects.

There is a house assembly each week and throughout the school year there are a variety of competitons.  These include sports day, football, netball, drama, music, cross country and the end of year tug of war.


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