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Enrolment and booking

Enrolment and booking

Follow the steps below to book your course. New bookings are taken for each term. Existing students can re-enrol and new students are always very welcome. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Choose your course

Check what’s on weekdays and Saturdays, browse courses by subject, download our 2018/19 brochure, or use the search function at the top of the page.

The start date and cost of the course is listed with the course description. We aim to keep costs as low as possible. If you require assistance with the cost of a course, please contact the Community Education office for information on support which may be available.


Check availability

Check availability for our week day and Saturday courses. We aim to keep availability status up-to-date but some classes fill up quickly! If courses are full, contact us to go on our reserve list.

Sometimes course dates are delayed to try to get more enrolments, so please do not assume that you are too late to enrol. It is possible to join some courses mid-way through the term if places are still available.


Three ways to book

1. Phone us on 01993 813592.

2. Email us the course title, start date, and cost with your name, address, and telephone number.

3. Post us the booking form (from the back of the brochure or download below).

Booking Form - PDF

Booking Form - Word

Please ensure you understand what we do about cancellations and refunds before booking.

Please book early if you can, as some courses fill up quickly and it helps to ensure we can run the courses. Courses with insufficient interest within two weeks of starting may be cancelled.


Confirmation and payment

Once we have confirmed your place you can pay by debit/credit card (preferred) or cheque payable to River Learning Trust.

To pay online, please click here

Payment is required within 7 days of confirmation to secure your place, or your place may be reallocated. The week before your course starts, we will send you information about your course, including where to find your room.


How we collect and use your information

When you book on one of our courses, you are agreeing to Marlborough School Community Education processing your personal data, including sharing some data with your tutor, in order to process your booking and make sure you have all the information you need to make your learning experience a good one. Some tutors need to know about your health or medical history too and we will ask you to provide this at the start of the course.

Beyond that, we would like to stay in touch to let you know about forthcoming courses you may be interested in. We will give you an opportunity to consent to this when you book, but there is no requirement to do so, and if you do agree, be assured that you can contact us at any point to ask us to stop. Please see our privacy notice for more information.


Cancellations and refunds

We DO NOT offer refunds if you cancel your place within 7 days of the course start date or if the course has begun, neither can we refund you for occasional classes you have to miss.

We may not be able to provide classes when there are circumstances beyond our control, including very severe weather, failure of supply services (e.g. power and water), changes in regulations or the law, industrial disputes, civil unrest or acts of God. We cannot be held responsible for failing to provide any services in such circumstances and will not offer refunds in these situations.

If a course cannot go ahead due to insufficient interest, we will inform you and provide a full refund. If we have to cancel a class once the course is underway, for example, due to tutor illness, we will endeavour to rearrange the date or refund the cost of that one class at the end of your course.


In case of snow

If the school is closed then classes will not run. Saturday workshops will not run should the school be closed on the preceding Friday. Please check the school website, facebook, local radio or the Oxfordshire County Council website for notice of school closure. It will not be possible to contact students individually about school closures.


School Holidays

There are NO classes in the school holidays or on Bank Holidays. Check term dates here.