We look forward to meeting you in person and sharing the challenges and fun of living in a caring and supportive international community.
A graduate of the Universities of Oxford, Durham (UK) and Victoria (Canada), Jonathan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the College of Preceptors. He has been involved in UK Government projects, and has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by the Queen.
A graduate of the Universities of Bath Spa, Bristol (UK), Malta and the Open University, James is a teacher of Economics and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has spent his career in international schools in the UK and overseas bridging academic and pastoral life by previously serving as a Director of Studies, Head of Sixth Form and residential House Parent.
“CATS Canterbury is a friendly, lively and exciting international school where students develop into the leaders of tomorrow. CATS school was established here 60 years ago and is where the first ever UK University Foundation course started nearly 30 years ago. Last year there were over 165 university visits at the school – an amazing record which includes almost all the Times Top 20 and key universities our students want to attend. We are also a SAT Testing Centre for entry to American universities. We are proud of the high levels of achievement and destinations of all our students.
Students are heavily involved in running a range of activities and we offer a wide range of leadership training to prepare for university life and beyond. There is a close family atmosphere here in what is one of the UK’s safest university cities. The high level of pastoral and academic support is designed to help our students adapt quickly, comfortably and successfully to life and study in a new country. Our students, whether British or international, leave with friends and contacts from all over the world.
Canterbury is well located, close to beaches and beautiful countryside, while being only 50 minutes by train into London. It is a World Heritage Site with thousands of years of history and is home to four universities.”