A World Class Boarding School in the UK – CATS Canterbury
CATS Canterbury is located in the heart of Canterbury in Kent – one of the safest university cities in the UK. The campus is located only 50 minutes from London.
CATS Canterbury – an award winning college and campus
Rated ‘excellent’ in all areas by inspectors
Top 6th Form College
Ranked 3rd in the UK top 6th Form Colleges*
Top independent school
Ranked 6th in the UK for Independent Boarding Schools*
Best for International Students
Unlike traditional boarding schools in the UK, everyone in a CATS class is in the same situation - away from home, needing help to acclimatise, wanting to make new friends and committed to improving their English rapidly. Everything they do is aimed at helping you achieve this, from teachers who know how to adapt lessons to build conﬁdence in English to house parents who provide care and concern during your stay.
Best for Boarding
The campuses offer single and double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms in purpose built accommodation, because they know if you are comfortable and relaxed in your surroundings you will ﬂourish academically, socially and emotionally. Throughout your boarding, you will be treated as a young adult. The school’s houseparents are available 24 hours per day to provide the support and nurturing you need to thrive.
Best for University Preparation
Whatever your aspirations are, CATS Canterbury offer a wide range of programmes and subjects that will help you progress. You will receive one-on-one guidance on applying to university. You will visit a range of campuses, attend workshops to help you perfect your personal statement and receive individual support such as interview practice.
In addition, you will have access to a range of activities through our Key Professions Programme to help you get a head start in a competitive career.
£24,990 for international students / £20,985 for UK and EU students
Teacher - student ratio
Average class size
Academic Summer Programmes / High School Term / International Baccalaureate / University Foundation Programme / Pre-programme / GCSE / A-Level
Math lab / Charity & Fundraising / Running / yoga / Film Club / Chess / Table tennis / Basketball / Tennis / Music / Football / Life Skills / Philosophy for non-philosophers / Creative Writing CLub / Drama & Speech Training
Language courses offered
Spanish / Italian / French
Age of entry
Age of entry to boarding houses
Yes - Oxbridge / UCAS Preparation