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Your College fees are for tuition, welfare, most activities and accommodation only. If you have catered accommodation your meals will also be included in the costs.

We recommend you open a UK bank account which we can help you with. You will need additional finances to pay for the ongoing costs of your education. This includes expenses such as trips and books.

You may either cover additional costs from your personal finances, or through a ‘float account’ managed by the school. You or your parents can fund this account as necessary, and the school can then give you an agreed amount of pocket money each week. A float account is managed by the school. It’s designed to help students look after their money, and can also be used to help cover school expenses.

Please email: finance@catscambridge.com before you arrive to help you set up a float account.

During Christmas vacation:

The Boarding Houses close. You will need to make alternative arrangements.

During half term holidays:

All students can stay in the Boarding Houses during the half-term holidays. If you are under 16 there is a compulsory activities programme, this incurs a cost of £200 per week. If you are over 16, you are welcome to stay in your accommodation at no extra charge.

During Easter vacation:

There is a weekly charge if you wish to stay in your boarding house over Easter. You will need to give at least one month’s notice.

Self-catered students can buy food and drink during the day. You can also buy meal vouchers from the catering team.


We highly recommend you take out student travel insurance that will cover you for any emergencies while you are studying in the UK. If you have already opted to take the insurance we offer, you will be covered for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment charges
  • Personal money, passport & documents
  • Emergency medical & other expenses
  • Personal liability
  • Private medical emergency cover 
  • Missed departure
  • Personal accident
  • Overseas legal expenses & assistance
  • Baggage Course fees

For full policy details contact the Admissions Team: admissions@catscambridge.com