Best for Boarding

We have taught international students for over 60 years, so really understand their specific needs and have developed an extensive boarding programme to meet these. And with students from over 85 different countries studying at CATS, students have a truly international experience and make lifelong friends from all around the world.

  • Student Common Room CATS Cambridge Student Common Room CATS Cambridge
  • CATS London Piccadilly House Bedroom CATS London Piccadilly House Bedroom
  • Chaucer House Single Ensuite CATS Canterbury Chaucer House Single Ensuite CATS Canterbury
  • CATS College London Canteen CATS College London Canteen
  • Reading Room Cambridge Campus Reading Room Cambridge Campus
  • Boarding and Welfare CATS Canterbury Boarding and Welfare CATS Canterbury
  • Cafe space in Chaucer House Canterbury Cafe space in Chaucer House Canterbury
  • CATS Canterbury Marlowe Lodge Residence CATS Canterbury Marlowe Lodge Residence
  • CATS College London accommodation CATS College London accommodation
  • CATS College London Cafeteria CATS College London Cafeteria
  • CATS College London Picadilly  Bedroom CATS College London Picadilly Bedroom
  • CATS Exterior Cambridge CATS Exterior Cambridge
  • Chaucer House CATS Canterbury Chaucer House CATS Canterbury
  • CATS College London Dining Room CATS College London Dining Room
  • Dining Hall CATS Cambridge Dining Hall CATS Cambridge
  • CATS College London Picadilly Kitchen CATS College London Picadilly Kitchen
  • Dining Hall CATS Cambridge Dining Hall CATS Cambridge
  • Dining Hall CATS Canterbury Dining Hall CATS Canterbury
  • Dining Hall Students CATS Cambridge Dining Hall Students CATS Cambridge
  • Elizabeth House Bedroom Elizabeth House Bedroom
  • Single Ensuite Canterbury Chaucer House Single Ensuite Canterbury Chaucer House

Boarding facilities

We invest heavily in our campuses to ensure we provide a “home-from-home” for students to enjoy learning and living in whilst studying with us. We also constantly upgrade our living spaces to ensure our students are comfortable – the majority of our bedrooms are on campus and are new or recently improved.

  • Great campus locations within some of the best student cities in the World
  • ​Award-winning state-of-the-art facilities 
  • Campuses are safe and secure with no unauthorised access
  • University-style single ensuite rooms available 
  • High speed Wi-Fi – with strict restricted access to non-child friendly sites and is turned off late at night to encourage students to rest
  • Campuses are subject to rigorous accreditation and inspection by the ISI in the UK and NEASC in the USA 
  • Over 100 clubs and activities run by specialists who design an extra-curricular programme based on students’ needs and interests 
  • Fully supervised residences 
  • All meals are served on campus for catered students, cooked by our team of onsite Chefs
  • Student common rooms and shared dining facilities provide plenty of space for students to relax and socialise together
  • Each student room has high-standard furniture and bedding, and every student has access to laundry facilities 
  • Students have age appropriate curfews to balance independence with academic success
  • 24-hour residential supervisors for under-18s

Support

We recognise that moving away from home is a big and sometimes daunting decision. To help students settle in we have an extensive range of support networks and family-orientated staff. Over 90% of our students board with us, and we know how to take care of them and nurture their different cultural needs.

  • Every campus has dedicated boarding staff to provide 24/7 support to all students 
  • On campus medical provision 
  • Student Services Teams are available to answer any questions students may have and help everyone settle into life at CATS
  • Two-way communication between House Parents and College staff – House Parents make teachers aware of issues that happen outside of college hours such as homesickness, trouble with homework or difficulties sleeping
  • Welfare Officers will ensure that students have everything they need – offering advice on travel, culture shock, personal support and counselling
  • Our boarding and welfare managers form part of CATS senior leadership team – we put boarding needs at the heart of the way we run every campus
  • Supervised homework and study sessions outside of school hours
  • Enhanced care and guidance for students aged under 16
  • Students are offered support to open a local bank account 

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