Discover our outstanding boarding facilities
Watch our boarding video
Full Virtual Tour of our Boarding Houses
Return to Boarding
ACS is working closely with the BSA (Boarding Schools Association) in following Government advice regarding the reopening of Boarding Schools. The BSA is clear that no school can make any firm arrangements or give a date for students to return without the announcement from the UK Government that schools are to re-open. Although a return date is yet to be confirmed, we have been working hard to ensure that when Boarders are able to return, we have clear plans and procedures in place. ACS have adopted the BSA Covid-Safe Charter, a voluntary code, with the aim of giving reassurance to International Boarders and their parents that schools have done everything they can to ensure their safety when they return. ACS has risk assessed the Boarding provision and adapted policies and procedures to ensure risk is minimised. We have also taken measures to ensure, wherever possible, the spirit and fun of Boarding continues so that our Boarding students have a fantastic year at ACS.
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.
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
#ILoveBoarding at ACS Cobham
Here from our students about our boarding programme
Meet Sasha - Познакомьтесь с Сашей
Meet Yuki - 纪相遇
Boarding Student Experiences
Kevin from Hong Kong
Abby from Taiwan
Chris from UK
ACS Cobham Boarding
Find out more
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.
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