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Term  Start Date End Date
Autumn Term 2021 Monday 6 September Friday 17 December
Half term holiday Saturday 23 October Monday 1 November
Christmas holiday Saturday 18 December Sunday 9 January
Spring Term 2022 Monday 10 January Friday 1 April
Half term holiday Saturday 12 February Monday 21 February
Easter holiday Saturday 2 April Monday 18 April
Summer Term 2022 Tuesday 19 April Friday 17 June
Summer Term 2022 Fast-track University Foundation Programme Tuesday 19 April Friday 24 June
  • New students should arrive in their accommodation 48 hours prior to the start of their first term. 
  • CATS Canterbury closes during the Christmas holiday, but remains open throughout other holiday periods. Fees may apply if you wish to stay during these times 
  • During half-term, fees for activities apply for all students on Pre-programme and GCSE courses.

Tuition Fees

  International UK and EU
Programme Per Year Per Term Per Year Per Term
A level (3 subjects), Fast-track A level, Fast-track GCSE,
Pre-programme and University Foundation Programme
£31,485 £10,495 £26,490 £8,830
Fast-Track University Foundation Programme* £26,190 £13,095 £21,450 £10,725
5-term A Level* £22,100 £11,050 £18,390 £9,195
Additional A level subject £4,890 £1,630 £4,890 £1,630
Academic English Programme £20,970 £6,990 £17,670 £5,890
High School Term - £11,590 - £9,490
  • All courses are subject to a £300 non-refundable registration fee and a refundable deposit of £2,200 (refundable at the end of your course subject to terms and conditions), except for the following: High School Term students (1 and 2 terms) pay a reduced deposit of £700.
  • *Fees for the courses starting in January 2022 apply to Spring and Summer Term 2022.

Accommodation Fees

Catered Per Year Per Term Under 16 Years* 16-17 Years 18+ Years
Premium single, en-suite £24,135 £8,045 X
Single, en-suite £20,985 £6,995 X
Shared, en-suite  £17,985 £5,995 X
Self-Catered Per Year Per Term Under 16 Years 16-17 Years 18+ Years
Premium single, en-suite £20,640 £6,880 X X
Single, en-suite £17,490 £5,830 X X
Off Campus** self-catered Per Year Per Term Under 16 Years 16-17 Years 18+ Years**
Premium single, en-suite £16,140 £5,380 X X
Single, en-suite £12,990 £4,330 X X
  • Catered accommodation fees include breakfast, lunch and an evening meal on weekdays and brunch and supper at the weekend during term time.
  • Day students or self-catered students will need to purchase any meals required. College policy is that all students aged under 18 are catered.

* We will allocate a shared room for younger students to help them settle in to school life.
** Independent accommodation approval required by the Principal

Airport Transfers

Heathrow Gatwick Stansted London City & St Pancras Eurostar
£130 £130 £130 £60
  • Students under 16 who would like an unaccompanied minor service incur an additional £75 fee.

Additional Costs

The majority of student costs are included in CATS fees but below are items that will be charged additionally, depending on programme of study and student requirements.

Compulsory costs will be invoiced during the relevant term. Optional costs are generally payable in advance of the activity taking place. Parental permission will be sought for optional costs over £100.

Cost type Relevant items Cost indication
Compulsory costs UCAS application £65
IELTS Exam fees* £200 (students may be required to take this more than once)
UFP exam fees▴ £120 per subject
GCSE exam fees*▴ £40-£80 per subject
Other academic exam fees*▴ £60-£120 per subject (depending on programme)
Field Trip for Biology and Geography (A Levels) £100-£300
* Exam fees are set by the exam boards and are subject to change.
▴ Our cost includes the postage of certificates (UK or overseas).
Optional costs One to One lessons / Additional Learning Support sessions £75 per hour
Day or weekend trips (e.g. to London or Paris or optional class field trips) Around £30 (day) - £400 (weekend) depending on destination and length of trip
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award; Bronze, Silver or Gold options Gold - £750 / Silver: £300 / Bronze: £275 (approximate costs as set by provider)
Half term / holiday trips (e.g. Florence, Madrid or Berlin Christmas market ) Around £600-£1000+ depending on destination and length of trip
Accommodation over Easter holidays – Premier House: £550 per week
Accommodation over Easter holidays – Piccadilly Court £285 per week
Activity programmes in holidays (half terms or Easter)** £200 per week
UFP exam full remark £300 (refunded if the mark changes)
UFP exam clerical error check £75 (refunded if the mark changes)
Additional Maths GCSE (classes and exam cost) £500
**compulsory for under 16 year olds staying during the holidays.
NB accommodation is free during half term holidays.
Consequential costs Replacement ID cards or room keys £5 (ID card) and £35 (room key)
Tampering with smoke alarm £100
Any damages to college/boarding property As necessary

Other Costs You May Incur

These costs will vary and will generally not be charged by the College. Some of the costs will not be relevant and will depend on the course and the specific subjects you take. Some items can be bought second hand or borrowed so prices are only examples.

Relevant items Cost indication
Books Approximately £150-£200 per year
Scientific calculator Approximately £75
Laptop £150+
Travel costs As required. 16-18 year olds can get free bus travel in London. Tube travel will incur a reduced charge. Premier House is within walking distance of the College
Visa costs (including Immigration Health Surcharge £470 per year)*** £1000+ for Student Route

*** International students will be required to pay visa application fees, and associated fees as required - such as the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge, Tuberculosis tests, fees to renew or extend a visa etc. These fees are set and charged by the UK government and are subject to change.