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By taking part in some of CATS Canterbury’s wide range of 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 can include:

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

Arts can include:

Media club, Performing arts, 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), 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, Student Council, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Language Leadership Award, Global Leaders, Conference club, Leadership training day, New York United Nations


Regular social events and recreation

We organise school social events on a regular basis and there are activities organised every 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, Student ambassadors, Inter-house competitions, US exchange, Heads of House