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Our Mission
We encourage and enable all of our students to realise their potential, fostering independence and maturity in order to prepare them for their future as Global Citizens.

Welcome from the Principal

As a place to live and to study it is difficult to better Cambridge. Throughout Cambridge there is a real sense of history and scholarship, it is truly special.  If you study at CATS Cambridge you get to enjoy the benefits of studying at the academic heart of the United Kingdom. At the same time, it is a genuinely fun and exciting place to be. Cambridge has all of the amenities that you would expect to find in a modern 21st Century city and offers an enviable range of cultural, sports and leisure activities. It also enjoys excellent transport links, London is only 50 minutes away by train.

At CATS Cambridge we specialise in helping international students to progress from whatever point they are up to in their education before they join us, to a position from which they can succeed and flourish in whatever they decide to do next. Most likely you will choose to join an undergraduate course and we take great pride in the expertise that we have to assist students just like you in securing places on university courses to which they are best suited as individuals.

Equally, our focus whilst you are with us, is on helping you to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and habits that will enable you to become a highly effective and independent life-long learner. We succeed in doing so because:

  • You will benefit from access to teachers who are expert in the art and science of learning as well as in their subject areas.   
  • You will receive world-class support in improving your English.
  • You and your teachers have access state-of-the-art classrooms which offer you some of the best learning facilities in the UK.

Joining CATS Cambridge offers you the opportunity to learn in a genuinely international setting, at any one time we have students enrolled from over 50 countries.  You will also enjoy the benefits and security of first-class welfare support, which aims to maximise your academic progress and your personal development.

We are a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) and accredited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), an organisation which assesses independent schools in the UK. The campus achieved top marks in the recent ISI inspection (September 2018), having been assessed fully compliant in all areas.

At CATS Cambridge we aren’t just interested in getting you to your next step in life, we aim to equip you to succeed and flourish in whatever you choose to do next and beyond.

We would love to talk to you about how we can help you to realise your ambitions. Please do get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

CATS Cambridge is fully committed to providing a safe and welcoming learning environment. You can read more about our commitment on our policies page. Please see in particular our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and our Commitment to Safeguarding Students statement..

Dominic Tomalin, Principal

Dominic joined CATS Cambridge as its Vice Principal in August 2016. He has extensive experience as a teacher having taught Economics, Business, Physics and Mathematics at A level. This reflects his eclectic academic background; Dominic holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences and Masters’ degrees in Economics and Education. Before joining CATS Cambridge, Dominic worked as a boarding Housemaster, Head of Department and he has been a school lead for university applications. In his previous schools he has also organised and led a wide variety of co-curricular activities and trips. Prior to becoming a teacher in 2005, Dominic worked in a range of senior roles in the logistics and telecommunications sectors, having previously served as an Officer in the British Army’s Corp of Royal Engineers.


Contact Details

CATS College Cambridge
Elizabeth House
1 High Street
Cambridge CB4 1NQ
Tel: +44 1223 314431
Fax: +44 1223 4677731

Directions to the school

Suites 6-7 The Turvill Building
Old Swiss
149 Cherry Hinton Road
Cambridge CB1 7BX
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 341300

Proprietor: CEG Colleges Limited 

Registered office
Suites 6-7 The Turvill Building
Old Swiss
149 Cherry Hinton Road
Cambridge CB1 7BX
Tel: +44 1223 341300
Fax: +44 1223 346181

Examination results
Historical examination results are available for parents upon request to