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IB and American curriculums
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CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 14 students / class
Maximum 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: £11,860
to: £28,760
Address: Heywood Portsmouth Road Cobham Surrey KT11 1BL, UK
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Number of students

1500

Number of nationalities represented in the school

60

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

3:1

Max. number of students per class

18

Average number of students per class

14

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, German, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

We are an Apple Distinguished School so we use Apple technology throughout from 2 years old upwards. We have a BYO programme in High School.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes we have an extensive distance learning programme throughout COVID-19 quarantines and also continuing to support our boarding students who have been unable to return.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It differs within the divisions but generally an hour upwards each evening. In High School it is more intensive as part of the IB and AP Programmes.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Yes in some year groups.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes we have screenings rather than entry exams with previous school reports provided.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We evaluate previous school reports, we have an english and maths tests to analyse the level the student would be integrated into the school programmes. We may also have an interview with a member of our admissions team and Principals.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have rolling admissions being an international school. However we recommend early application around March timeframe for the next academic year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99%

External examinations or assessments available

ACSC's world-renowned curriculum leads to the renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, Advanced Placement International Diploma, Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma, including a wide selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. All successful graduates earn an ACS High School Diploma (US).

Results in these examinations

For our IB Programme last year we achieved an average of 35 points with the world average being 30. 35 IB points is equivalent to 208 ICAS points. In our AP Programme last year we achieved an average of 3.5 points with the world average being 2.91. We achieve excellent results for a non-selective school.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes we have an extensive bus service from a radius of 10 - 15 miles around the school in Cobham. From Central London to Guildford in Surrey.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes we have specialist SEN staff and NLE staff.

Learning support offered

It depends on the students but throughout the school we offer SEN support and EAL support.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Yes we have one of the broadest curriculums available in any school within the UK so we are able to meet the needs of students with special talents.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes we have pastoral care support staff in each division providing educational and personal support for our students.

School start time

8:15am

School finish time

3:15pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Cub scouts, girl scouts, golf, band, sports, choir, soccer, swimming, tennis, basketball, volleyball, golf, skiing, boy scouts, dance, theatre, robotics, tennis, horse riding, recycling club, student council, yearbook, brass ensemble, creative writing, first aid, journalism, model UN, photo club, computer club, Flamenco dancing,

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Football, tennis, swimming, PE, rugby, basketball, dance and volleyball

Sports facilities at the school

- The Arena - an international-sized basketball/volleyball show court with sprung beechwood flooring and tiered seating for 280 spectators

- The Pool - a 25-metre competition-class swimming pool with movable floor, Omega touchpad timing system, electronic scoreboard and time clock, anti-wave lane ropes, and a seated viewing gallery for 178 spectators

- The Studio - a spacious dance studio with sprung beechwood flooring, wall-to-wall mirrors, professional sound system, and specialised aerobics equipment

- The Fitness Suite - with Technogym Wellness Key System comprising 17 cardiovascular machines, eight resistance machines, free weights area and Smith Machine

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Situated on 128-acres, 20 miles south of Central London, ACS International School Cobham enrols students aged between 2 and 18 - Early Childhood through High School - offering both the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and an American curriculum, including Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

ACSC offers boarding as an option for students aged 12 to 18, who enjoy state-of-the-art facilities in its recently-opened boarding house.

Teaching approach of the school

Based on US educational best practice, ACSC offers a new kind of learning for a new kind of world citizen. ACSC's goal is as simple as it is inspiring: to make its students ready for the challenges of tomorrow, so they thrive at every stage of their lives.

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