ACS Cobham International School

Type of school: Co-Ed Senior school with a junior department or a prep school

Nearest international airport: Heathrow (30km)

Age Range: 2-18

Number of pupils: 1500

Number of boarders: 100

Fees per term: Boarding: £21,500-£22,780 Per semester (two semesters a year)
Day: £5,460–£13,160 Per semester (two semesters a year)


Experience the difference

pic2The boarding house at ACS Cobham International School is one of Europe’s premier residential school facilities, offering accommodation for up to 230 boys and girls aged between 12 and 18. A new £15m boarding house, Woodlands, was opened at the start of the 2017/18 school year, including single en-suite rooms for all senior-year students. Our existing boarding house, Fields, is being fully refurbished this year to a similar premium quality.

Our boarding houses provide a relaxed, secure home for students from over 30 nationalities. We are very proud of our international roots,
and actively celebrate the diversity of each other’s cultures and customs as an integral part of boarding life. We also believe that the boarding
experience should encourage positive involvement, with students engaged in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including international nights, barn dances, house athletic competitions, quiz nights, leadership challenge weekends, skills for life courses, talent nights, formal dinners, countless cultural trips to London, barbecues, an art club, October break international trips, and participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and the ACS outreach programme in Namibia. Organised school activities, including weekend trips, are included in our fees.

International curriculum

ACS Cobham offers an international university preparatory curriculum (rather than GCSEs and A-levels), including the renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP courses). ACS Cobham has nearly 30 years’ experience of teaching the IB, which is reflected in the excellent results our students regularly achieve. Last year our graduating students achieved a 94% pass rate and an picaverage score equivalent to over three A*s at A-level.

Graduates from ACS regularly go on to study at the world’s leading universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics and Imperial College in the UK, and Harvard, Georgetown and Johns Hopkins in the US.


State-of-the-art facilities

All student rooms have en-suite bathrooms and individual study desks, and all students have use of the internet, community lounges, games
rooms, a boarders-only dining hall for breakfast and dinner, and fully equipped student kitchenettes. At lunch, students use the purpose-built food court complex, which serves up a healthy and nutritionally balanced diet that fully embraces the multicultural diversity of our student body. Students and teachers can engage with the world of learning around them through our 134-seat Interactive Learning Centre, and we recently opened a Performing Arts Centre with a new theatre and music studios. Campus recreational facilities include football and rugby fields, an allweather Olympic-sized athletics track, six tennis courts and a six-hole golf course. In addition, boarders have full use of our state-of-the-art sports centre, which comprises an international arena, a gymnasium, a 25-metre competition swimming pool, a weight training room, and a dance and aerobics studio.

“Every ACS boarder embarks on a wondrous voyage of discovery”