ACS Cobham International School
The world needs new thinking, get ready.
Hello and welcome to ACS Cobham, where diversity, innovation, academic excellence and global awareness come together to deliver an exceptional school experience.
ACS Cobham is situated on a beautiful 128-acre estate in the Surrey countryside and is very accessible to London families being 20 miles south of Central London, with a door-to-door busing network which extends into the heart of the London and the surrounding areas.
ACS Cobham is home to 1,300 students aged 2 to 18 representing over 80 nationalities, with British students making up around 20% of the total, taught by 300 expert teachers and staff members, offering both the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and an American curriculum, including Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
Far more than just a school, ACS Cobham is a friendly, vibrant international community with a global outlook that guides our world-renowned curriculum. Based on international educational best practice, we offer a new kind of learning for a new kind of world citizen. Our goal is as simple as it is inspiring: to make our students ready for the challenges of tomorrow, so they thrive at every stage of their lives.
We foster critical thinking, an intrinsic love of learning and a fundamental belief in the worth of each individual. The opportunities to develop beyond the classroom provide some of the most memorable experiences that belonging to our community can bring. These elements are key to our mission of developing well-rounded, resilient individuals that can flourish on the global stage. Our team continually strive to promote the growth of the whole student – so they leave us with the skills required for a fast-changing world.
ACS Cobham’s world-class provision includes an Early Childhood village; contemporary and purpose-built Lower, Middle, and High School buildings. All Lower, Middle and High School buildings have separate classrooms, science labs, libraries, computer labs and art and music studios.
Our students are encouraged to tailor their studies to suit their talents and ambitions, while a range of outstanding co-curricular opportunities create a holistic educational experience.
Our outstanding facilities include:
- Contemporary sports centre with a basketball/volleyball arena, dance studio, fitness suite, competition-class 25-metre pool and sports cafe
- Brand new, all-weather floodlit astroturf pitch, a 400 metre running track, rugby and football playing fields, a golf course and tennis courts
- Performing Arts Centre with bespoke drama and music spaces, practice rooms and a flagship 509-seat theatre
- Modern science labs
- Naturally lit, spacious art studios
- In-house film editing suite
- Extensive IT labs
- Interactive white board in every classroom
- Spacious dining hall with panoramic views
- State-of the-art interactive learning centre
Thanks to our outstanding provision we offer a huge range of sports, including track and field, football, rugby, cross-country, volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis, dance and golf. We run swimming classes for children as young as 4 and offer private after-school lessons for children from the age of 2. We even run popular adult fitness classes for our community.
Our location offers students the best of both worlds – the stimulation of one of the world’s great cities, combined with the charms of the English countryside. Unique amongst our four schools, ACS Cobham offers boarding (full, weekly or flexi) as an option for students aged 12 to 18, who enjoy state-of-the-art facilities in our two new, state-of-the-art boarding houses.
Our boarding houses - Fields and Woodlands - are situated at the heart of our vibrant campus. Both houses have communal common rooms which include lounges where students can relax and socialise, and kitchen areas where they can either prepare their own snacks or enjoy those provided by the school kitchens each day. Each boarding house is run by a team of dedicated and highly experienced House Parents, responsible for the pastoral and academic welfare for each student and available 24 hours a day.
Our outstanding IB exam results place ACS among the top independent schools in the UK and enable our students to attend the world's leading universities. ACS graduates attend leading universities including Cambridge, Imperial College London, LSE and Oxford in the UK, and Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Yale in the USA.
Our friendly admissions teams are happy to answer any questions you may have about our schools. Our admissions offices are open from Monday to Friday throughout the year, so feel free to book an appointment and come and see us in action.