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

Welcome from the Principal

“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. We have been graded ‘Excellent’ in all areas, covering boarding, welfare, achievement and results, curriculum, extra activities, pastoral care, leadership and teaching. View our latest inspection report.

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.”

Dr Sarah Lockyer, Principal

Dr Sarah Lockyer has a first degree in English from the University of Manchester and a Masters degree and doctorate from the University of Missouri. Sarah is the Vice Chair of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) and is also a board member of the Boarding Schools Association, as well as a serving inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

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Contact Details

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

Directions to the school

Kett House, Station Road
Cambridge CB1 2JH
Tel: +44 1223 345698

Chair of Governors and registered office:
Stuart White
Kett House, Station Road
Cambridge CB1 2JH
Tel: +44 1223 345698
Fax: +44 1223 346181

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