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

ISI inspectors, on behalf of the UK government, graded Cambridge and Canterbury campus excellent in 14 out of 19 areas in integrated quality and compliance inspections, and rated London - on the new inspection format - as fully compliant in every area of the school.

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: graded ‘Excellent’ in all areas, covering boarding, welfare, achievement and results, curriculum, extra activities, pastoral care, leadership and teaching
    2016 ISI report (pdf)
  • London: one of the first schools to be inspected under the new inspection regime in 2016. The campus achieved top marks, being 100% compliant.
    2016 ISI Regulatory Compliance report (pdf)

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 Tier 4 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’.