Welcome to boarding at ACS Cobham, a thriving and diverse community with outstanding accommodation and facilities for boys and girls aged 12 to 18.
Our contemporary boarding houses sit within a secure, 128-acre campus with state-of-the-art sports, performing arts and teaching facilities. We are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful Surrey countryside, yet still in close proximity to central London, with regular opportunities for our boarders to visit the cultural and historical sites of the city.
At ACS Cobham we understand the perfect boarding experience balances academic success with stimulating co-curricular and weekend activities, so we offer an extensive enrichment programme across the academic year to appeal to a wide range of interests.
Our world-renowned curriculum is based on international educational best practice and challenges our students to become service- orientated global citizens with inquisitive minds and the confidence to challenge the status quo. We work hard to create a dynamic learning environment and a culture of diversity and optimism – readying our students for an ever-changing world.
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Boarding at ACS is not available at this time during the UK National Lockdown, however if you would like to tour our boarding facilities please book a virtual tour here
SAFE BOARDING AT ACS COBHAM
ACS has adopted the BSA COVID-Safe Charter, a voluntary code to assure international boarders and their parents that schools have done everything they can to ensure their safety when they return.
We have risk-assessed the boarding provision and adapted policies and procedures to ensure risk is minimised. But we will also ensure the spirit and fun of boarding continues so that our students have a fantastic year at ACS.
Each boarding house lives as a separate household, balancing the importance of a full family- based boarding programme with the important of maintaining consistent groups. During the school day, boarders are incorporated into their respective independent year group/ grade level cohorts.
Boarding student have full medical support. Boarding houses have isolation rooms and can accommodate students in temporary travel quarantine or self-isolation. House parents monitor the health of boarding students daily.
Any boarder who show signs of being unwell with potential COVID-19 symptoms will be required to return to their family, guardian or agent until the boarding nurse has given permission for the student to return. While waiting for arrangements to be made, the boarder will remain isolated from the boarding house.
Here is a short film on the safety measures we have in place for our thriving boarding community:
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Welcome from the Head of Boarding
A warm welcome to our boarding houses at ACS Cobham. Our boarding students come to us from across the globe and we are extremely proud of our international community where we celebrate differences and embrace cultural diversity.
I am incredibly proud to lead the boarding team, which delivers outstanding pastoral and academic care. Our boarding houses have a nurturing, inclusive atmosphere, providing our students with a true ‘home away from home’.
We have a highly experienced team of Resident House Parents and Tutors, who support and encourage our boarding students with their academic studies, personal interests and well-being. Our £20 million refurbishment of both boarding houses is now complete, offering unparalleled modern, comfortable and sociable living spaces for our thriving community.
Experience truly international boarding
As part of an increasingly mobile world, the ACS Cobham Boarding House has established itself as a genuine champion of internationalism, with students representing more than 30 countries. We are proud of our multicultural identity, and celebrate the things that make us different as an integral part of boarding life.
Expert residential house parents and nurse ensure our students have the constant support, guidance, and care to be happy, inspired, and ready to make their mark on the world. We see student achievement as an individual goal. Academic success in the renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Advanced Placement (AP) ensures our boarders can attend the university of their choice anywhere in the world.
Success in sports, the performing and creative arts, in leadership, growth and responsibility empowers all to become well-rounded and well-grounded individuals. Our outstanding residency sits within a secure, thriving, 128-acre campus full of study, creative, and recreational facilities. A multi-million pound refurbishment of the existing boarding house Fields is now complete and features a new walk-in medical centre with a fully-trained medical team.
Our resident House Parents, identify and promote each student’s learning skills, monitor and guide academic progress, and deal promptly and sympathetically with any personal situation that may arise. All our students feel respected as individuals, and our expert staff actively support their personal, social, and educational development. Our team is strengthened by resident teacher/advisors, the Boarding Nurse, a School Counsellor, and our student Peer Group.
We understand the importance of providing a balanced and full school life, which is why weekend trips are integreted into the annual schedule, and run every weekend throughout each semester.
Academic and Pastoral Support
Our team provide unparalleled academic and pastoral care support for our Boarding students.
Our new senior boarding house, for students aged 16-18, opened in 2017. It provides world-class accommodation for 113 students, with separate areas for boys and girls. Grade 11 students all share substantial twin ensuite rooms, while every Grade 12 student has their own single ensuite room with study area.
The contemporary design and layout of Woodlands house extends over four floors with high levels of natural light and ventilation, and commanding views across our campus. There is a triple-height atrium, multiple social areas, kitchenettes, lounges and study areas, and extensive landscaped areas and a BBQ.
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ACS Cobham’s Boarding House offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, US College Board Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and the AP International and Capstone Diplomas. Located at the heart of a 128-acre Surrey campus, and only 30 minutes from London, our secure separate wing accommodation is a ‘home away from home’ to 110 boys and girls aged 12 to 18.
Key considerations when choosing a boarding school
Here we take a look at some of the key considerations for choosing a boarding school and how ACS Cobham offers a unique, world-class experience.
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ACS 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. Through sports, students take responsibility for personal growth, and develop integrity, commitment and dedication.
Visual Arts Curriculum
The arts are often the most emotive way of communicating profound ideas. In our international community a multitude of displays, exhibitions and performances provide all of our students with a ‘voice’ to explore and broadcast experiences and perspectives
High School Curriculum
While many graduates continue their studies at top universities in the United States, the UK and around the world, ACS Cobham is most proud of the fact that it enables students to attend a top choi