ACS Cobham International School

ACS Cobham educates over 1,400 children from 2 to 18 years of age, with boarders aged 12-18. The school is located on a beautiful 128-acre campus, just half an hour from Central London, and 20 minutes from Heathrow airport.

ACS Cobham has over 30 years’ experience teaching the International Baccalaureate (IB) and graduating students in 2016 achieved an average score equivalent to over 3 A* grades at A level. Two students received maximum scores of 45 points, placing them in the top 0.3% of all IB Diploma students worldwide.

The school also offers an American High School programme, including a wide range of Advanced Placement courses.

Graduating students 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, Yale, and Johns Hopkins in the US. We have counsellors who provide support and advice to help students access their chosen universities. Exceptional facilities include a purpose built boarding house, new performing arts centre, and a state-of-the-art Interactive Learning Centre. In 2017 the school will open a brand new boarding house, with university-style accommodations including single en suite rooms for all senior students. Sports facilities are among the best in the UK, and include football and rugby fields, an Olympic-sized track, tennis courts, and a six-hole golf course. The sports centre houses a 25-metre swimming pool, gymnasium and dance studio.

With children representing over 60 nationalities the school provides a truly international environment where cultural differences are celebrated and global citizenship is promoted.

General Information
Year Founded1967
Type of the SchoolCo-Ed
Location of the School

Cobham (Greater London)

School Area128 acres
Programs of study
Academic ProgramsIB Diploma, US High School Diploma, AP International Diploma, AP Capstone Diploma, Advanced Placement (AP) courses
Extra Curricular

Medics club, Tennis, Art, Chess, Model United Nations, Cookery, Drama production, Duke of Edinburgh, Cancer Relief, Newspaper Club, Senior Math, Football, Rugby, Swimming, Ceramics etc.

Boarding Tuitions (Per Academic Year)46,930 GBP (2018-2019)
Boarding Tuitions Fees includeTuition, accommodation in twin or single en-suite rooms, full board meal plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner + two snacks), bedding and laundry, weekend excursion programme, most extracurricular activities, residential life programme, EAL support
Boarding Tuitions Fees does not includeAirport transfer, some optional trips, examination fees, some extracurricular activities are for a fee, e.g. individual music lessons.
Teaching Environment
Total number of students (Day & Boarding)All our teachers have a Degree in subjects they teach and have a wealth of teaching experience. Half of our teacher have Advanced degree (Masters or PHD). There are chief IB examiners among our teaching staff and they train teachers at other schools how to teach IB.1300 day students
Total number of Boarding Students135
How many different nationalities37in boarding and 70+across the school
Teacher-Student Ratio1:10 at school and 1:7 in boarding
Language courses offeredStudents may choose to study German, French, Spanish, Italian etc or they may choose another language as a self-taught subject for their IB
Main Language of instructionEnglish
Age of entry to school4 years
Age of entry to Boarding houses12 years
Grades offered by schoolPre-K through to Grade 12 (equivalent to Year 13 in British system)
Full BoardingYES
Day studentsYes (only local BC students)
English language Requirements
Minimum Score in IELTS/TOEFLGrade 7 – A1-A2, Grade 8 A2-B1, Grade 9 – strong B1, Grade 10 – B2, Grade 11 – strong B2 – C1, Grade 12 – C1 and above
If the student doesn’t have IELTS/ TOEFLStudent may take online Oxford Placement Test at your office
English Language Preparatory CoursesSummer programme run by provider
Accommodations & Foods
Type of Rooms availableSingle and twin, all rooms are en-suite
Foods Extra OptionsVegetarian option is always available, van cater dietary requirements
Achievements & Accreditations
Accredited and Member ofIB World School, US College Board, Independent School Association (ISA), Boarding School Association (BSA), NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges), ECIS (Educational Collaborative for International Schools)
Honors and PrizesWhich honors and prizes are meant in this section?
Sport ChampionshipsACS Cobham runs an extensive athletic programme fielding Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School teams. Our athletes compete against other international schools in the UK, Europe, and Africa. Each varsity season concludes with an International Schools Sports Tournament (ISST), where ACS Cobham 'Cougars' have established a winning tradition.
We have own varsity teams in football, volleyball, cross country, football, basketball, rugby, swimming, gold, tennis, baseball, track and field, baseball and softball.