CATS Cambridge: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

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  • Thinking about boarding schools England? We present here CATS Cambridge school, a co-educational boarding school for boys and girls in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK. Why not to consider CATS Cambridge, an international boarding school? We help all students reach their potential, but some have extraordinary abilities or ambitions, so for these we provide special help.

    Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science are among the most competitive courses at top universities. Our Medics Programme will familiarise students with current scientific, research and ethical issues. Help is provided in gaining relevant work and volunteer experience both in the UK, such as shadowing consultants at leading hospitals such as Addenbrookes in Cambridge; and in students’ home countries. Assistance is given with every stage of the UCAS application process – including individual help with interview preparation.

    For Oxbridge candidates, students gain specialist tuition including:

    what makes an ideal candidate, what courses are available, how to choose a college. Detailed and practical help is given with applications, reading and interviews. This is supplemented by college visits and talks from dons and Admissions Tutors and mock interviews.

    The two year GCSE programme is ideal for…

    Students aged 14 years+ who are wanting to study A levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma or a University Foundation Programme but are not old enough or do not have the right level of English language. The two year GCSE programme will give you a solid foundation for your secondary education before you decide on the right study pathway and university progression for you.

    Full GCSE programme where you can take 5 GCSEs

    Individual learning plans tailored for you

    Supervised study and homework will form part of your timetable

    24 hour boarding supervision on full board basis

    Extensive range of extra-curricular activities, sports and trips

    Flexible progression onto A level, International Baccalaureate or University Foundation on successful completion.

    The Pre: Programme is ideal for…

    Students planning to study an A-level, International Baccalaureate or University Foundation programme, but who are not yet old enough, or do not have sufficient English Language ability.

    You will study a wide range of subjects to find out what your strengths and interests are, including science, maths, languages, humanities and the arts.

    7-10 subjects studied over 1 – 3 terms

    Flexible, guaranteed progression to A-level, International Baccalaureate or University Foundation on successful completion

    Includes one-to-one coaching on future study pathways

    Provides an excellent foundation for further study at our Colleges

    You will undertake College assessments and IELTS examinations. GCSE exams may be taken if required – please contact us for availability.

    The IB is ideal for…      

    Motivated students interested in a broad range of subjects, who may not yet have decided what they want to specialise in at University.

    A-levels are ideal for…

    Students who have a clear idea of the subject they want to study at university. You can choose from a wide range of subjects including science, maths, languages, humanities and the arts. A-levels will allow you to gain entry to the most competitive degree courses at the full range of UK universities.

    3-5 subjects studied over two years (5- or 3- term fast-track available for students with very high English Language levels and excellent academic achievements)

    Assessment takes place via coursework or exams for individual modules throughout the course

    The most widely studied pre-university qualification in the UK

    Provides access to the widest choice of universities

    Unique Medic Programme for students interested in Medicine, Veterinary Studies or Dentistry

    IB students usually have a strong interest in the world around them and current affairs. They are prepared to work hard and take part in social and cultural activities as well as academic study.

    6 subjects studied over two years plus 3 additional modules: Theory of Knowledge, Creativity Action and Service and an Extended Essay

    Assessment: Final exams at the end of two years, plus coursework, CAS, extended essay and presentations.

    Is recognised by the best universities worldwide

    Has a particular focus on international studies and relating subjects to events in the real world.


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7 days boarding: 

15,540 per term

About the school

Elizabeth House
236 single bedrooms
Age: 14 to 17 years* Number of students: 236
*All ages outlined are a guide only and may be subject to change

All en-suite
Laundry services Fully catered
Communal areas Wi-fi
24 hour supervision
Medical provision on site

The Accommodation
The purpose built new CATS College School sits in front of the newly refurbished residence – together creating a centrally
located, single site campus in Cambridge. All rooms are single ensuite with private bathroom. Shared social and common
room spaces support and offer all our students a home from home feel. House Parents, together with 24 hour security staff,
offer the highest standard of care and welfare for our younger students, in particular. We also have a dedicated wing for our
youngest students with extra care provided.

• Bespoke single en-suite rooms
• Supervised throughout, with a dedicated wing and additional supervision for our youngest students
• Catered students eat on campus in the Dining Hall
• Purpose built new School on same site
• Large common areas and social spaces with TV and Wifi facilities
• Safe and secure – keyless entry systems
• Laundry services available
• Medical provision on site

Safe and secure, everything is on one self-contained site. The city centre is 15 minutes’ walk away through the beautiful riverside area of Cambridge. Close to a very large public park with sporting and social amenities in the Chesterton community. State of the art technology is in place throughout the new campus.

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Location Description

13-14 Round Church Street Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8AD

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