For students aged 13-18

The Worthgate School, Canterbury

Formerly CATS Canterbury, the Worthgate School has been inspiring and empowering students to achieve for over 70 years. Qualifications at the Worthgate School 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 Worthgate School is an international boarding school that goes beyond the classroom to inspire and empower students to contribute positively to our world, achieve academic success, and thrive in life.”

Ian Gross

Principal, The Worthgate School

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.

All 24

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


of students successfully achieved the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma between 2016 and 2022


of students achieved at least one A*/A at A level (2022)

School Values

Inspire, Empower, Achieve


Our ambitious and stimulating education experience develops inquisitive mindsets and motivates students to recognise and embrace opportunities in life.


A nurturing and supportive environment is key to strengthening a student’s resolve, giving them the attitude, skills, and confidence to overcome any challenge.


We recognise the ambition of each student, work with them to understand their goals, and support them to persevere and achieve success.

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.

Our Campus


68 New Dover Road




+44 (0) 1227 866540