ACS Cobham International School

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I am very pleased to be at ACS. In the beginning I felt anxious - I thought it would be a big challenge, coming from a state school. However the teachers and the students have been very welcoming, friendly and supportive, this makes me feel more comfortable around the school.

2014 ACS Bursary Student

ACS Cobham Bursaries

ACS Cobham bursaries will be offered to students who are most likely to benefit from an ACS education, but might not otherwise be able to attend the school. The financial awards will range from 20 – 100% of full fees. All bursaries are means-tested, and each financial award is dependent on the student’s individual circumstance. In line with our values, ACS welcomes students with enquiring minds, an international mindset, and a desire to make a difference. We offer both Middle School Bursaries for students aged 11 or 13, and High School Bursaries, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP), for students aged 16. Students applying for the IBDP bursary will be expected to achieve in the region of 5 A's at GCSE. All students will benefit from a broad international curriculum which aims to inspire all to become successful lifelong learners and responsible global citizens.

Our criteria for awarding bursaries

We welcome applications from parents who believe their child (girl or boy) will benefit from a place at ACS, and who will contribute strongly to the life of the community and our international ethos, but who require financial assistance. Students must be a resident in the UK or have the right to remain. Assessments and a review of information submitted will follow, and decisions on bursary awards will be communicated during the month of March, prior to entry.

Calculating the bursary award

ACS financial awards are offered for up to 7 years, and range in size from 20 – 100% of full fees (and in exceptional circumstances will include specific additional school-related expenditure to enable students to participate fully in school life). We calculate the amount of each bursary only after we have assessed parents' level of income and financial assets. Upon application, parents will be asked to submit various documents relating to this. Bursaries will be awarded for Middle School (ages 11 or 13), or High School (aged 16). Bursary awards will be reviewed on an annual basis against any changes in parents’ financial circumstances.

How to apply for a bursary at ACS Cobham

Important dates: Applications for ACS Cobham bursaries for the 2019/20 academic year open on 3rd September 2018. The deadline for bursary applications is 13 December 2018. 

If you would like further information on Bursaries, please call the Bursary team on +44 (0) 1932 584275 or email

ACS Cobham Scholarships

If you excel academically and in an extra-curricular activity, ACS Cobham also offers All-Rounder Scholarships of 10% fee reduction. Scholarship applications for the 2018/19 academic year have now closed. Click here for more information about scholarships >


What makes ACS Cobham great

ACS Cobham is home to 1,500 students (aged 3 to 18), and 300 expert faculty and staff – a community representing over 70 different nations. We are proud of our international and multi-cultural ethos, and the way our community collaborates to make a difference. Our world-renowned curriculum is built on the best global standards, and features the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

Our star educational facilities include purpose-built Lower, Middle, and High School divisions – each with bespoke learning environments, science labs, libraries, IT hubs, art and music studios. A new Performing Arts Centre with dedicated drama and music spaces, practice rooms, and a flagship 509-seat theatre. A 21st Century Interactive Learning Centre, new dining hall with panoramic views of our woodlands, and a state-of-the-art new boarding house.

Our star recreational facilities include an outstanding Sports Centre with 25-metre competition class indoor pool, basketball/volleyball arena, dance studio, fitness suite, and café. Six all-weather tennis courts. Olympic-sized track. Playing fields for soccer and rugby. Baseball and softball diamonds. Six-hole golf course. Adventure playgrounds. Woodland classroom. Nature pond, trail, and a permanent Tom Tent.

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