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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

Severine Collins

“In 2017 The Complete University Guide named Canterbury as one of the safest cities for students in the UK. It offers a variety of places for you to explore, from museums and theatres to the famous Canterbury Cathedral, built in 597. It’s also only 50 minutes’ journey on the train into London.

At CATS Canterbury you’ll be living and learning in a quality assured environment which fosters personal development and academic success; we’ll help you realise your individual potential and guide you along the path to your future career.

We are accredited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, an organisation which assesses independent schools in the UK. The college achieved the highest rating in its recent ISI inspection (March 2019) and was rated ‘fully compliant’ in all areas covering boarding, welfare, achievement and results, curriculum, extra activities, pastoral care, leadership and teaching. 

We offer a range of qualifications, from GCSE to A level, and we are one of the few institutions in the UK to offer the International Baccalaureate. Expert teaching, and our excellent links with a wide range of universities, will ensure you are well equipped for the next stage of your education.

We take student welfare very seriously, providing comfortable, safe and secure en-suite boarding accommodation. Our friendly house staff will provide a home from home, looking after you whilst encouraging you to become confident and independent. The wide range of nationalities and cultures represented here on campus reflects our aim of developing ‘Global Citizens’ who treat one another with respect and tolerance.”

Severine Collins, Principal

Severine has over 25 years’ experience in independent education, both in the UK and abroad. She holds a Master’s Degree in ICT education and eLearning from King’s College London. She joined CATS Colleges in 2014 and became Principal of CATS Canterbury in December 2019, before that Severine was Vice Principal of CATS College Canterbury.

Severine is a passionate believer in the transformative power of education to develop leadership, courage, respect and integrity in students as well as academic prowess. She believes that it is vitally important to raise young people to become strong, confident and independent young adults, successfully equipped to face the growing challenges of university and society upon leaving school.

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Contact Details

CATS College Canterbury
68 New Dover Road
Canterbury CT1 3LQ
Tel: +44 1227 866540

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CATS Colleges

Elizabeth House
1 High Street
Cambridge CB4 1NQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 341300

Proprietor: CEG Colleges Limited 

Registered office:
Elizabeth House
1 High Street
Cambridge CB4 1NQ
Tel: +44 1223 341300
Fax: +44 1223 346181

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