Public school expands to Malaysia
One of the country's top public schools is to develop a new school in Malaysia.
Marlborough College in Wiltshire is to set up the coeducational boarding school in Iskandar Malaysia, a new city being built in the state of Johor.
Marlborough College Malaysia is to have 423 children in its prep school and 915 pupils in its senior school.
Nicholas Sampson, Marlborough's master, said: "The new school will be based on the British model, but it will have a very international feel to it."
The school should be open by 2012 in Iskandar Malaysia, which is being developed in the south of Malay peninsula. Marlborough College expects the new establishment to open by 2012
The project is a joint venture between Marlborough and Malaysian governmental agencies.
Mr Sampson, whose job title is master rather than headmaster, added: "It's a great spot.
"Malaysia has got a tremendous history of being a cultural crossroads.
"This is a statement of intent about our place in the world. We want to be able to speak to the world."
Marlborough was founded in 1843. It charges annual fees of £28,245 for boarding pupils.