Cobham boarding house


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A short film on the safety measures we have in place for our thriving boarding community


Discover our outstanding boarding facilities

Discover our state-of-the-art boarding facilities

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Full Virtual Tour of our Boarding Houses

Full Virtual Tour of our Boarding Houses

Return to Boarding

ACS welcomed returning and new boarders at the start of the school year, and a fantastic programme of COVID-safe activity is under way. The boarding house has been able to private quarantine rooms for students who require it.

ACS has 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. 

The full Charter can be read here

Jennifer Overton
Our boarding houses have a nurturing, inclusive atmosphere, providing our students with a true ‘home away from home’.
Jennifer Overton, Head of Boarding

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.

Active Support

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 House

Woodlands House

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.

  • 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 including cinema room
  • 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
Fields boarding house room

Fields House

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
Boarders walking

#ILoveBoarding at ACS Cobham

Here from our students about our boarding programme

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

Meet Chris

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

Meet Sasha - Познакомьтесь с Сашей

Yuki, ACS Cobham Boarder, playing the piano.

Meet Yuki - 纪相遇

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
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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

Boarding Student Experiences


Kevin from Hong Kong

Boarding Student Profile

Abby from Taiwan

Abby from Taiwan

Chris from UK

Chris from UK