Continuous support in settling in and fulfilling your potential.
During your induction we ensure that you have everything you need to make London your second home. We will show you the local banks, shopping areas, bus routes and bookstores so that you can settle in easily, as well as introducing you to clubs so that you can make friends.
Safely enjoy the city
London is an exciting city and we want all of our students to be safe while enjoying everything that the capital has to offer. When you arrive we will show you around London to make sure you know your way around and will ensure that you have the right balance of supervision and independence.
Supportive House Parents
We pride ourselves on growing a community of excited and happy students. Our team of live-in House Parents are always on hand to provide you with the highest standards of safety and pastoral care, including checking you are leaving for classes on time and home by your curfew. Your House Parent will also make teachers aware of issues that happen outside of the classroom such as homesickness or trouble with homework, so that you are fully supported at every step of your CATS journey.
You can visit the Finance Officer for assistance with any finance matters, including paying fees, excursions and activities, and to collect your pocket money.
Personal Tutor (PT)
Every student at CATS is assigned a Personal Tutor (PT) to make sure that you are happy and able to fulfil your potential, and together with about 15 other students this will form your Personal Tutor Group. Your PT will guide and assist you in all areas of life at the school, and you will regularly meet to discuss your personal development – from personal wellbeing to aims and targets, challenges and accomplishments.
In the latest inspection, the school was graded as:
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Programme Director (PD)
Each Programme of Study also has a Programme Director (PD). This is a senior teacher who oversees all the Personal Tutor Groups for your programme. If your Personal Tutor is not available for any reason you can always talk to your Programme Director or contact a member of the Welfare Team.
Our Welfare staff will ensure that you have everything you need – offering advice on travel, culture shock, personal emotional support and counselling for personal issues. They are available 24 hours a day to ensure you have the support you need, so you can feel confident settling into a new home with a new culture.
Health Centre and nurse
Our fully trained onsite nurse manages the Health Centre and provides support including medicine and health advice, information on diet and healthy living, assessing and providing treatment if required, making referrals to doctors, dentists and other specialists.
‘Tell us’ button
The ‘Tell us’ system, accessible via the CATS London mobile app, is a student feedback system which encourages you to let us know of any problems or concerns you may have. We promise to respond to you quickly, 24 hours a day, to sort out any issues that may have arisen. Used by all three CATS UK schools, the system has even won an award from the Independent Schools Association.
Keeping parents informed
The Student Services Team, along with your Personal Tutor, act as a link between your teachers, House Parents and your parents. They will be involved in everything from emotional and social support, to monitoring attendance, academic progress and helping with your university application – your parents are then regularly updated on your progress.