- St John's School and Community College
St John's School and Community College Established 1975 Headteacher Dr Patrick Hazlewood Specialisms Technology, Languages Location Stedman Building, Granham Hill
Local authority Wiltshire DfE number ???/5405 DfE URN 126500 Ofsted Reports Students 1680 Gender Coeducational Ages 11–18 Former name Marlborough Royal Free Grammar School Website St John's
As of November 2011, it has 1,690 students. The current headmaster is Dr. Patrick Hazlewood, who has occupied the position since 1996. It is situated in the south of the town. Seven past students are convicted bank robbers.
The school was formed by the amalgamation of Marlborough Royal Free Grammar School and Marlborough Secondary Modern School on chopping Knife Lane. The grammar school was founded in 1550 at the Marsh at the Hospital of St John the Baptist.
It became a comprehensive in 1975. The Savernake building was the secondary modern school, built, in 1975. After the rebuilding of a new site, the former schools were demolished in 2010.
Since the amalgamation of the grammar and secondary modern schools, the school operated on two separate sites. Building work for a new school started on site in June 2008, estimated cost of which is £26.5M and the new school was officially opened by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in 2010
The new building was designed by Re-Format - formerly Format Milton Architects. The single site project had been many years in the planning due to problems obtaining planning permission for development of the other site, and complaints from local residents, which cost the school approximately £1M in delays. The new school building also provides services to the local community such as a public library. The new site opened in late 2009, and can be seen live via webcam. 
Due to the crash in the housing market, the value of the properties that were to be built on the lower school's old site decreased substantially, causing the new building to be reduced in size to accommodate for the change in budget. This caused some issues when travelling from room to room, especially in certain areas where students would be both queuing for lessons and trying to walk to their next lesson.
Marlborough Royal Free Grammar School
- Dr Robin Baker, Academic, Scientist, and writer, author of Sperm Wars, attended 1955-1962
- Frederick Bligh Bond, architect who was educated there by his father, Rev Frederick Hookey Bond the headmaster, 1854 - 1875
- Charles Chenery (1850-1928), sportsman who played football for England in the first three international matches, 1872-74.
- Frederick Patey Chappell, played for England in the first international football match
- Sir William Golding CBE, novelist, Nobel Prize in Literature laureate
- Dr Phil Hammond (comedian)
- Phil Harding, archaeologist (from Channel 4's Time Team)
- St Johns School Website
- St Johns Current School Building
- St John's New Building
- Marlborough Secondary Modern
- Demolishing the former school in May 2010
- School opens in December 2009
- homework scrapped for 12 year olds in January 2005
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