ACS Cobham International School

ACS International Schools

The first 50 years

Since 1967, ACS has served the needs of local and global families. Today our thriving UK and Qatar schools are home to 3700 students and 965 staff from over 100 nationalities.

Future

Looking to the future

Work progresses to build a new state-of-the-art campus in Doha, capable of educating over 2400 students.

2010s

Higgs Bosun particle

Discovery of the Higgs Bosun particle at the Large Hadron Collider, Geneva.

2017

Science Matters

New Science Centre opens at ACS Hillingdon with 7 state-of-the-art laboratories.

2017

We're 50!

5th July marks the start of our 50th anniversary.

2017

New Boarding House

Boarding at ACS Cobham doubles in size with the addition of Woodlands House. The original building, renamed Fields House is undergoing a complete refurbishment.

2014

E J Poularas Performing Arts Centre

The E J Poularas Performing Arts Centre opens at ACS Cobgamm, featuring a 509-seat theatre at its heart.

2014

First school to offer all IB programmes

ACS Egham becomes the first school in the UK to offer all four IB programmes.

2012

Woodlee Sports Centre

The Woodlee Sports Centre opens at ACS Egham, with facilities including basketball courts, indoor climbing wall, dance studio and fitness suite.

2011

First school in Doha

Our first oversees school, ACS Doha, opens in Qatar.

2000s

Facebook launches

With a mission to 'give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

2008

Maple at ACS Egham

Maple, a new art, design technology and IT building, opens at ACS Egham.

2005

Successful rebrand

ACS successfully rebranded as ACS International Schools, to better reflect our growing international mix of students.

2000

State-of-the-art Sports Centre

State-of-the-art Sports Centre opens on Cobham campus, housing an arena, 25 metre pool, dance studio and fitness suite.

1990s

Harry Potter

JK Rowling's Harry Potter book is launched - becoming the best-selling series in history, translated into 73 languages.

1998

West Wing opens

The modern West Wing opens at the Hillingdon School.

1995

ACS Egham opens

ACS Egham School opens, Woodlee, London Road, Egham, TW20 0HS.

1980s

The World Wide Web

Invented by British computer scientist, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

1988

Boarding opens

Boarding students arrive at ACS for the first time with the opening of the Boarding House at the Cobham School.

1981

Hampstead students transfer

The Hampstead School closes to channel growth into the larger Cobham and Hillingdon Schools.

1980

Students move to Cobham and Hillingdon

The Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and Wimbledon Schools close, with students transferring to Cobham and Hillingdon campuses.

1970s

Rubik's cube

Three billion combinations but only one solution.

1979

Parkside students transfer

The Parkside School closes, with students transferring to ACS Cobham.

1978

ACS Hillingdon opens

ACS Hillingdon School opens, 108 Vine Lane, Hillingdon.

1977

6th School opens

The Parkside School opens, 83 Parkside, London, SW19.

1975

ACS Cobham opens

The Cobham School opens on a magnificent 128-acre campus.

1974

4th school opens

The Wimbledon School opens, 27 Arterberry Road, London, SW19.

1973

3rd school opens

The Hyde Park School opens, 3-4 Elvaston Place, London, SW7.

1960s

The Moon landing

Man walks on the moon.

1968

2nd school opens

The Knightsbridge School opens, 11 Lennox Gardens, London, SW1.

1967

ACS is founded

ACS founded as The Overseas School of London at Netherall Gardens, Hampstead, London, NW3, in July, by Mr E J Poularas and Mr G E Speed.

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