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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.

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New £15M Boarding House

The new Woodlands house provides an enhanced world-class school residency for an additional 113 boys and girls, with single en-suite rooms for all senior students. 

The contemporary design and layout of the new house extends over four floors with high levels of natural light and ventilation, and commanding views across our woodlands. There is a triple-height atrium, multiple social areas, kitchenettes, lounges and study areas, and extensive landscaped areas and a BBQ.

  • Separate accommodation for boys and girls
  • Residential House Parents
  • Medical Centre with nurse
  • High levels of natural light and ventilation
  • Contemporary design and layout
  • Elegant bedrooms with ample storage and en suite facilities
  • Multiple social areas
  • Opportunities for student personalisation
  • Triple-height atrium
  • Balconies overlooking the surrounding woodlands
  • Extensive landscaped areas featuring BBQ and social spaces
  • Built to be energy efficient
Student in new woodlands boarding room

Woodlands' Facilities


What our boarders have to say


Meet Elee: Grade 9 Boarder at ACS Cobham


Meet Nia: Grade 10 Boarder at ACS Cobham


Meet Pari: Grade 11 Boarder at ACS Cobham


Meet Sasha: Grade 11 Boarder at ACS Cobham


Meet Sam: Grade 11 Boarder at ACS Cobham


Meet Yuki: Grade 10 Boarder at ACS Cobham

Students making tea in the new kitchen

"Boarding life teaches you so many life lessons and it really brings you close to your friends"


Flexi-boarding is open to day students in Grades 7 to 12, to help meet the challenges of modern family life. It is ideal for students who take part in co-curricular activities that either finish late, or start early in the day, or for those whose parents travel for work. Students are also encouraged to try flexi-boarding to determine if full boarding might be something that suits their needs later in their schooling life.

Flexi-boarding is available to students in Grades 7 to 12 inclusive. The maximum time a flexi-boarder can stay with us is 45 nights per academic year, and is subject to space being available, on a first come, first served basis.

For full terms and conditions, and to apply for flexi-boarding, please contact our Head of Boarding directly.

Jennifer Overton

Jennifer Overton

Head of Boarding
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Chris, ACS Cobham Boarder, sat with his friends in school canteen.

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Sasha, ACS Cobham Boarder, sat with a friend in the school canteen.

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Yuki, ACS Cobham Boarder, playing the piano.

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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.

Boarding students walking outside on the campus grounds.
I was worried about boarding school as I'm quite shy, but everyone made me feel so welcome straight away. I love it here.
Nia, Grade 10
Image of the school running track
We have our own athletics track, golf course, 6 soccer pitches, rugby pitches, swimming pool, weight training facility and three different gymnasiums. Its an amazing school.
Elee, Grade 9