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A Prestigious Boarding School in the UK – CATS Cambridge
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CATS College Cambridge is purpose-built campus close to the city centre offering single en-suite accommodation for 14-18 year olds wishing to prepare for university success.

Cambridge is a city renowned for learning and home the prestigious University of Cambridge. Follow in the footsteps of Crick & Watson, who discovered the structure of DNA and Charles Darwin, who developed the theory of evolution.

Today, the city continues to be at the forefront of innovation. It hosts global companies such as the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and tech leaders Apple and Amazon.

CATS Cambridge – a campus designed for success

Inspection results

Rated ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ in all areas by inspectors

University visits

2+ visits per month from the University of Cambridge lecturers

Career guidance

Benefit from career preparation in competitive areas such as medicine and law

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 CATS Cambridge do is aimed at helping to achieve this, from teachers who know how to adapt lessons to build confidence in English to house parents who provide care and concern during the 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 stay, 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 Cambridge 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.

Available courses at CATS Cambridge



A level

University Foundation Programme

Fast-Track University Foundation Programme

Academic English Programme

High School Term

Academic Summer Programmes

A World Class Boarding School in the UK – CATS Cambridge

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  • Day Tuition

    £29,985 for international students / £24,990 for UK and EU students

  • Boarding Tuition

    £34,770 - £34,980 for UK and EU students / £38,870 - £39,975 for international students

  • Scholarships

    Bursaries available / Academic


  • A-Level pass rate

    A*17%/A*-A 26%/A*-B 67%/A*-C 84%

  • GCSE pass rate

    A*10%/A*-A 27%/A*-B 46%/A*-C 67%

  • Oxbridge entrance


  • Russell group entrance

    56% A level/41% UFP approx.45% overall

Teaching Environment

  • Total enrollment


  • Setting


  • Teacher - student ratio


  • Average class size


Programmes of Study

  • Academic programmes

    Academic English Programme / Fast-Track University Foundation Programme / Academic Summer Programmes / High School Term / University Foundation Programme / Pre-programme / GCSE / A-Level

  • Extracurricular programmes

    STEM / Painting / Young Enterprise / Photography / Model UN / Running / Dodgeball / Juijitsu, Muy Tai boxing, Tae Kwon Do / Craft & Knitting / Gymnastics / Choirs / Badminton / yoga / Netball / Dance / Duke of Edinburgh's Award / Debating society / Chess / Table tennis / Basketball / Tennis / Music / Art / Football / Astronomy / Coding / Cooking / Rock band / Christian Fellowship


  • Main language


  • Language courses offered

    Spanish / German / Russian / Mandarin / ESL / EAL / French / Cantonese


  • Girls


  • Boys


  • Age of entry


  • Age of entry to boarding houses


University Preparation

  • Preparation course

    Yes - Oxbridge / Yes - UK universities / UCAS Preparation

  • University counselling


  • Career counselling



  • Full boarding


  • Day pupils


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