Students at ACS International School’s campuses in Egham, Cobham and Hillingdon have won places at universities across the world.

The announcement of the university destinations of the 2018 ACS graduating cohort coincides with the opening this week of applications for means tested bursary applications available to families wishing to apply for places at the schools for next year.

The bursaries are available as part of the schools’ transition to full charitable status.

All three ACS schools have achieved top notch International Baccalaureate Diploma results. Leading the field and heading to Oxford to read History are Maddelena Lombardi and Gregor Roach who both graduated from ACS Egham in London Road with world-beating scores of forty points out of a maximum 45 in their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diplomas.

A total 20 per cent of students at ACS International Schools received 38 points or above in their IB Diploma winning places at Oxford and Cambridge, London School of Economics; King's College London; Imperial College London, School of Oriental and African Studies, as well as universities of Amsterdam, Rome, Michigan, Boston and McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Miriam Mumbua, an ACS graduate who received one the school’s prestigious bursaries in 2016, this year received an unconditional offer to study medicine at the University of York. She said: “Studying the IB has been a great preparation for this because it involves taking six subjects. I learned how to multi-task, set realistic goals and manage my time which are going to be really helpful skills. I struggle to pin down one thing that was best about winning my bursary and being at ACS Hillingdon as I enjoyed every bit of my experience and can't believe just how quickly the two years have gone by.”

ACS International Schools offers bursaries to students aged 11+, 13+ and 16+ to those who will benefit most from an ACS education, including the IB curriculum. To find out more about the schools’ bursary programme and open days at the schools visit the website: acs-schools.com.