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Quite aside from one parent’s comment that sports may not be this school’s strong suit, ACS Hillingdon has the highest uptake of the three UK ACS schools: 70 per cent of the students do extracurricular sports. Staff say it’s not so much about winning and victory as it is about getting involved, having fun and being well-rounded. But despite all that fun and well-roundedness, the riot of banners and plaques prominently displayed...

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What the school says...

ACS Hillingdon International Schools is a leading International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma school which offers non-selective entry yet achieves examination results which place it among the highest ranking UK Schools.

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Head of school

Since September 2017, Martin Hall, previously director of the International School of Tanganyika in Tanzania. Degree in political economy and philosophy from Glasgow; taught in state secondary schools including St Olave's and Kendrick grammar schools, then becoming deputy head at the Inter-Community School Zurich before moving to Tanzania.

Academic matters

Take a deep breath before you try to penetrate ACS’s patchwork quilt curricula. Start with American-style pre-K - grade 4 with international add-ons including some IPC (International Primary Curriculum) units, language and cultural studies to grade 2, then Spanish plus PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) led multicultural weeks (grades 3-5); IB middle years programme with Spanish or French, followed by the last two years of high school with the IB diploma, a fair range of AP courses (11 on offer), high school honours (which...

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