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CATS schools are accredited by the major accrediting bodies within the UK and have achieved outstanding results in regular inspections.


Accredited by the UK Government
'Quality Assured'
All UK campuses have been inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) since October 2015. We're very proud of the inspectors' findings.

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)

The Independent Schools Inspectorate is an organisation responsible for the inspection of independent schools in England.

  • Cambridge: The campus achieved top marks in the recent ISI inspection (September 2018), being fully compliant in all areas.
  • Canterbury: The college achieved the highest rating in its recent ISI inspection (March 2019) and was rated ‘fully compliant’ in all areas.
  • London: In its recent ISI inspection (April 2019), CATS College London was judged to be 100% compliant across all areas of the Focused Compliance Inspection. In addition it was judged “Good” in both areas of the Educational Quality Inspection; the quality of Pupils’ Academic and Other Achievements and the quality of Pupils’ Personal Development.

Independent Schools Association (ISA)

CATS College Cambridge, CATS College Canterbury and CATS College London are all members of the Independent Schools Association (ISA), which is affiliated to the Independent Schools Council (ISC).

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)

Our UK schools hold sponsor licences from UKVI. This is an essential requirement to allow us to sponsor overseas students applying to study in the UK.

College of Teachers

CATS Canterbury is accredited as a Training School with the College of Teachers in the UK.


NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation that designs, develops and certificates diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

British Parliamentary Handbook

CATS Canterbury appears in the UK Parliamentary Handbook as a ‘centre of excellence’.