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By taking part in some of CATS Canterbury’s 125 different activities you can develop your interests outside of the classroom, build on existing skills and nurture new interests – making your university application stand out. If you wish to take part in higher level sporting activities, our Activities Manager will help you with trials for local teams

Sports & Arts:

One afternoon a week is devoted to sports, where you will take part in a wide range of team and individual activities at the Sports Hall near to the main campus – allowing you to improve your university application and have fun.

Sports include:

Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Table tennis, Horse riding, Rugby, Running club, Local gyms, Girls football, Swimming,

Arts include:

Media club Performing arts Life Drawing Course Music club Dance club Music performances Kent music school Art portfolio classes Drama productions Art exhibitions

Academic & Leadership:

Academic activities include:

Science club, Key Professions, Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS), French club, Spanish club, Online university courses, Crest Science awards, University talks, Academic visits, Mock interviews, Psychology club, STEM club, Young Dragons Enterprise, Olympiads and competitions


Model United Nations, Young Enterprise, CATS Leadership Award, Student Council, Global Leadership Days, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Language Leadership Award, Global Leaders, Conference club, Boarding Skills Award, Leadership training day, New York United Nations,


Cultural and international evenings

Every month our students organise a different international evening where you can celebrate and learn about the rich mix of cultures we have at CATS, involving presentations, music, games, national dress, food and fun.

Regular social events and recreation

We organise school social events on a regular basis and there are activities organised every day of the week for you to take part in. Common rooms, pool tables, table tennis and computer games are also available for evening recreation.

Trips all over the world

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 Bruges and an insightful trip to Boston (US) for our Model United Nations group.


First Aid Course Monthly trips Cultural evening UCAS enhancement Chinese students consultation session Outdoor pursuits Peer mentoring training Student ambassadors Inter-house competitions US exchange Chill & Chat meetings Heads of House