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CATS Cambridge – a campus designed for success

CATS College Cambridge is purpose-built campus close to the city centre offering single en-suite accommodation for 14-18 year olds wishing to prepare for university success.

Cambridge is a city renowned for learning and home the prestigious University of Cambridge. Follow in the footsteps of Crick & Watson, who discovered the structure of DNA and Charles Darwin, who developed the theory of evolution.

Today, the city continues to be at the forefront of innovation. It hosts global companies such as the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and tech leaders Apple and Amazon.CATS Cambridge students enjoy activities

Inspection results

CATS Cambridge is rated ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ in all areas by inspectors

Careers Guidance and visits

CATS students benefit from career preparation in competitive areas such as medicine and law and enjoy 2+ visits per month from the University of Cambridge lecturers 

Best for International Students

Unlike traditional boarding schools in the UK, everyone in a CATS class is in the same situation - away from home, needing help to acclimatise, wanting to make new friends and committed to improving their English rapidly. Everything we do is aimed at helping you achieve this, from teachers who know how to adapt lessons to build confidence in English to house parents who provide care and concern during your stay.

Best for boarding

Our campuses offer single and double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms in purpose built accommodation, because we know if you are comfortable and relaxed in your surroundings you will flourish academically, socially and emotionally. Throughout your time with us, you will be treated as a young adult.  Our house-parents are available 24 hours per day to provide the support and nurturing you need to thrive.

Best for University Preparation

Whatever your aspirations are, we offer a wide range of programmes and subjects that will help you progress. You will receive one-on-one guidance on applying to university. You will visit a range of campuses, attend workshops to help you perfect your personal statement and receive individual support such as interview practice.

In addition, you will have access to a range of activities through our Key Professions Programme to help you get a head start in a competitive career.

Courses available at CATS Cambridge

  • GCSE
  • Pre-programme
  • A level
  • University Foundation Programme
  • Fast-Track University Foundation Programme
  • Academic English Programme
  • High School Term
  • Academic Summer Programmes

cife Scholarships

Our scholarships are for 20% of tuition and there is also an opportunity for a very small number of 40% scholarships for truly outstanding candidates.

Scholarships are assessed individually, but applicants should expect to have:

  • English proficiency (to course entry requirements)
  • Excellent school reports with a track record of academic success
  • Strong aptitude and interest in their chosen academic field
  • A successful interview with senior College staff based on the student's chosen area of interest, for those candidates applying for a 40% scholarship

For more information, please contact Central Admissions at or +44 1223 345 698