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CATS Canterbury opens new student accommodation

Boarding school experience 28 October 2019

A new 66-bed student accommodation for CATS Canterbury has officially opened in the heart of the school’s campus. The new boarding house is designed to bring more students closer to college facilities.

Continuing the tradition of honouring the medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer, the student residence is named Franklin. The Franklin in the Canterbury Tales is characterised by his generosity and hospitality.

The accommodation comprises 28 single rooms and 19 shared rooms – all with private bathrooms. In addition, students benefit from indoor and outdoor communal areas for socialising. The school offers full boarding, but kitchen facilities are also provided so students can prepare snacks after school and at the weekend.

The student accommodation already boasts 100% occupancy and was officially opened by Principal, Dr Sarah Lockyer. Sarah comments:

“Ensuring a safe, welcoming environment for our students is part of the CATS experience. We recognise that providing students with a relaxed and comfortable living space will help them flourish academically, socially and emotionally.

Franklin is one of six boarding houses on campus. CATS Canterbury also offers a range of off-campus accommodation, all within walking easy distance.

Offering a range of qualifications to prepare international students for university, CATS Canterbury was the first educational provider to establish and run a University Foundation Programme in the 1980s. The course, which acts as a bridge from students’ high school education in their own country to university in the UK, is an accredited qualification accepted by 90 of the 100 top UK universities. Student can enrol to start their course in January as well as September.

Enquire today about joining our University Foundation Programme in January and you could progress to university as early as September 2020*.

*Dependent on passing the course and meeting university entry requirements

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