For students aged 14-18

CATS College Canterbury

CATS College Canterbury caters for international students aged 14-18-year olds. Qualifications include University Foundation Programme, GCSE and A level, and the school is one of the few institutions in the UK to offer the International Baccalaureate. There is 24-hour supervision for younger students and independent accommodation for students aged 18 who wish for a university experience. For admissions and enrolment please contact the school directly.

“The wide range of nationalities and cultures represented here on campus reflects our aim of developing ‘global citizens’ who treat one another with respect and tolerance.”

Severine Collins

Principal, CATS College Canterbury

A caring, diverse and international environment

We take student welfare very seriously, providing comfortable, safe, and secure en-suite boarding accommodation. Our friendly house staff provide a home from home, so students can focus on becoming confident and independent learners.

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Russell Group universities have accepted CATS College students, including the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford


IB pass rate in 2020 for the 4th year running with a high score of 44/45


of all A level students achieved at least one A* or A (2021)

School values

Strong links with universities

Guaranteed progression to over 30 top universities including two in the Russell Group giving students confidence that they can progress to a leading institution upon successfully meeting their chosen university’s entry requirements.

Competitive career preparation

Career preparation for key professions such as Medicine, Engineering, Architecture, Business, Law and Science. Students wishing to apply to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge also benefit from dedicated Oxbridge preparation.

Holistic support

From subject teachers who know how to adapt lessons to build confidence in English to houseparents who provide care and concern during every student’s stay. Students are supported to make new friends and prepare for university success.

A diverse, international environment

Students learn in a genuinely international community. At any one-time CATS Canterbury has students enrolled from over 50 countries.

“Coming here, I found a good degree of depth in terms of the knowledge that we are gaining. Yet at the same time, it was simplified so that someone who had zero knowledge could actually come and start a whole new thing.”

Fabio from Italy, CATS College Canterbury

Progressed to read Economics at University College London (UCL)

Boarding Accommodation

We have eleven boarding houses offering a home-away-from- home, age-specific accommodation. Each House has its own unique character, but all students benefit from exceptional care and support from professional houseparents. Activities and cross-house competitions enable all boarders to develop their emotional intelligence, social skills and empathy whilst having fun with their friends. Our aim is to assist students in becoming confident, self-aware, happy and caring young people.

  • Shared and single rooms all have en-suite facilities

  • Dedicated over 18 accommodation

  • Access to 24-hour houseparent care and support

Our Campus