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We run over 40 different activities each week – from sport clubs to academic and self-development activities, all of which are great for your university application.

We encourage all of our students to join in with their peers and have fun, be it Football, Basketball, Yoga, Breakdancing, Jujitsu, or Coding, Robotics, Debating and Model United Nations.

Sports include:

Badminton, Badminton team league, Jujitsu, Boys basketball, Girls basketball, Basketball for fun, Muy Tai Boxing, Gymnastics, Yoga, Tai Kwon Do, Indoor rowing, Boys football, Girls football, Running club, Tennis, Sports on the lawn, Hill walking


If you have a specialist interest, we work hard to find you suitable facilities in the local area where you can pursue your interests. As Cambridge is a university town, there is always a lot to do – particularly popular with our students are the Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas which are run annually by the University of Cambridge.

Arts include:

Photography, Crafts, Breakdance, Painting, Movie night, Cooking, Drama, Ballet, Choir


CATS Cambridge’s inclusive ‘Learn to Lead’ programme encourages you to make a real difference to your school community. You will work closely with your peers to identify changes needed at CATS and then will run your own project teams to implement these - empowering you to run your own action groups, develop transferable communication skills and make a positive impact.

Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE)

The DofE award is recognised across the world as a fun, creative but challenging adventure. The award focuses on pushing you personally, expanding your skillset and is great for your university application. You can take part in a range of activities focused around volunteering, physical participation, skills and expeditions.


Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Young Enterprise, Model United Nations, Student Council, Personal, Business enterprise, Fundraising


In addition to the range of activities offered on campus, we also encourage our students to take part in local community clubs – allowing you to interact with English students around your age and learn more about the local area. CATS Cambridge Football and Basketball clubs also compete regularly with other schools.

Academic activities include:

Robotics, Astronomy club, Board games and chess, Coding/Java, Debating, Book club, History society, Talks from the University of Cambridge academics,


We encourage our students to take part in a range of trips, allowing you to explore new cities and embrace another country’s culture. Recent trips have included a visit to the Christmas markets in Berlin (Germany), sightseeing and shopping in Madrid and Seville (Spain), a cultural exploration of Paris (France), and an insightful trip to Boston (US) for our Model United Nations group.