Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

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New strategic thinking is carrying forward our heritage of more than fifty years, through which ACS has proudly held an ambitious course for growth. Our education, partnership and people strategies all reaffirm our commitment to students, their families, our staff, and the wider community to maintain and extend our strong position as a group of leading international schools.

Strategic planning strengthens our long-term commitment to deliver impactful public benefit. As a charity that exists to advance education, we want our schools to be the best they can be, now and well into the future. Our partnerships programme will grow our impact on the wider community. We also believe a successful plan must be flexible and dynamic. As we move ahead, we will continue to set ambitious goals, reflect on our progress, and adjust our course as needed.  

ACS is strong, and we are ready to meet the growing demands of a rapidly changing world. The challenges are great, but so are the opportunities. I believe we can achieve them together as we set a clear course for years ahead.

Robert MacNaughton,
ACS Chairman

Our growth has been the result of a sustained drive to improve, broaden, and make our academic offer available to more students.
Strategic plan

Our Strategies Link Together

ACS’s People, Education, and Partnerships Strategies describe general intentions which reflect the desired position for our schools in 2025. Its principal objective is to increase the unique quality and value of the ACS educational experience, employee experience, enabling ACS schools to lead the way to genuine, authentic public benefit, enhanced social mobility and improving the education of not just ACS students, but those around us locally, nationally and internationally. Through the implementation of these strategies, we will position the group to respond directly and creatively to geopolitical volatility in our markets and uncertainty in the premium independent international school sector.  Our highest-level strategic objective is to ensure that we are ready for the future, empowering our community to become more effective, confident and caring.

Discover more about our Education Strategy here

Discover more about our Partnership Strategy here

Discover more about our People Strategy here