Celebrating Unity in Diversity: International Day at CATS Cambridge

This year, we celebrated our International Day on Thursday, 2nd May. The event took place both inside the school and on the school grounds, and it truly belonged to the student body. The simple remit was to share and celebrate food, music, celebrations, and customs from home countries. It’s a day cherished by many students […]

CATS Cambridge Alumni Event Success

Five of our alumni strolled back through the doors of CATS Cambridge on a sunny Friday morning. After signing in, they were warmly welcomed back by CATS Cambridge Principal, Dominic Tomalin, who also saw them through their own studies years before. “It was wonderful to host our past students back on campus. They have each […]

School Alumni Returns To Offer Advice For CATS Cambridge Students

One of the great pleasures of the school is not only helping students achieve their academic dreams, but also when they come back with their stories of success. We were recently visited by Angel, a CATS Cambridge student who went on to study at University College London. We had a chance to sit down with […]

Model United Nations at CATS Cambridge

CATS Cambridge is excited to be hosting the CIFE* Model United Nations. The Model United Nations will be a great chance for students to engage in topical and nuanced debates while flexing their critical thinking skills. It’s expected 80 delegates from different independent schools will be in attendance. What is a Model United Nations? The […]

71% of CATS Cambridge Students University Offers from Russell Group Universities

We’re pleased to share good news about the offers which have arrived for our students so far this year. 71% of university offers have been from Russell Group Universities. I’m pleased to announce that 71% of all offers have been from Russell Group universities – some of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the […]

CATS Cambridge Send Top Mathematicians to Inter-school Maths Challenge

A group of top maths students from CATS Cambridge travelled to Northampton to take part in the CATS Global Schools Inter-school Maths Challenge, hosted this year at Bosworth Independent School. At the school students were joined by the current trophy holders from Guildhouse School London. Both schools are part of the wider group of CATS […]

Happy Lunar New Year: A Message from Our Principal

Nǐ hǎo. My name is Dominic Tomlin. I’m the principal at CATS Cambridge. In 2023 we celebrated sending two of our students to the University of Cambridge, one to study mathematics, the other natural sciences. Many of our other students went to top universities in the UK as well. We look forward to further successes […]

CATS Cambridge Students Secure University of Cambridge Offers

CATS Cambridge is extremely pleased to announce that for a further year a CATS Cambridge student has received an offer to the University of Cambridge. Dimash, a Kazakh student, has an offer to read Natural Sciences at St John’s College, from Autumn 2024. “This offer wouldn’t be possible without the Key Professions Programme team at […]

Mock Exams Prepare Students For Final Tests At CATS Cambridge

The school year is ramping up and all around the UK students are preparing to sit their mock exams. Mocks are one of the unavoidable hurdles students must face in preparation for university. For a teenager in Britain, whilst daunting, mock exams are a rite of passage. They are also an important way of preparing […]

Mini Golf at CATS Cambridge

Join us on the CATS Cambridge (mini) Pro Tour as our usually chilled common room is transformed into a challenging and tropical miniature golf course. We strive for excellence at all times at CATS Cambridge. This can take shape in many ways, from intellectual discussions and challenging course materials to engaging extra-curriculars and exciting trips. […]

A Happy New Year from CATS Cambridge

A New Year means a new beginning. Here at CATS Cambridge we have lots to look forward to in the coming year, and we can’t wait to see how 2024 unfolds. However, as it draws to a close we can’t help but reflect on the fantastic year that was 2023. Before we delve into the […]

A Merry Christmas from CATS Cambridge

Christmas is nearly upon us and many of our students are travelling home to enjoy the break and celebrations with their loved ones. However, there have been lots of events and activities happening around Cambridge. This meant our students still got a chance to experience the joy of a traditional British Christmas.  Before we dive […]

The CATS Cambridge Christmas Quiz

For months the days have been getting shorter and the nights longer. Cambridge has been getting colder and that summer feeling has vanished. And we couldn’t be happier! It is finally December, which means the Christmas season is officially upon us. In the lead up to Christmas there are lots of wonderful and exciting things […]

CATS Cambridge Announces ISA Award Winners

Each year the Independent Schools Association holds a national art competition. Students from Early Years all the way up to KS5 enter their artwork, individually or as a group, for consideration. The competition has huge scope, with lots of different artistic mediums being covered. This includes sculpture, fashion and photography as well as more traditional […]

Inspiring Visit from Lord Woolley, Principal of Homerton College

On Wednesday 2nd November CATS Cambridge was abuzz with anticipation. Students filled the lecture hall, packing every seat down to the very last step. There was a hum of conversation in the room, which faded down to silence as the man of the hour arrived.   Lord Simon Woolley stepped up to the podium, in front […]

Black History Month – Saluting Our Sisters

Black History Month is a celebration of black history and culture, remembering the contributions of black African and Caribbean people to the UK and celebrating impactful black historical figures. Black History Month happens throughout the UK every October. The month carries a theme that narrows focus and draws attention to a specific area, theme or […]

The Impact of Proposed Changes to A Levels

Dr Craig Wilson, Managing Director Schools at CATS Global Schools, shares his thoughts on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s plans to radically reform A Levels. On Friday 22 Sept 2023 Prime Minister Rishi Sunak asked for plans to be drawn up for radical reform of A Levels, introducing a baccalaureate style qualification that would allow students […]

5 Tips to Stay Connected with Far Away Friends. 

Keeping up with your friends when you’re apart can just be as fun as when you’re together, it just demands a bit of creativity and effort. Every year on the 30th of July the United Nations celebrate The International Day of Friendship. This day was created to serve as a reminder that friendship is impactful […]

Packing Tips for Studying Abroad

CATS Cambridge is so excited to welcome our new students this September. To make sure your new adventure has the best possible start we’ve created a list of things you can’t forget to pack before jetting off. This will help ensure your journey to the UK runs smoothly and you have everything you need to […]

Cambridge’s Local Literary Hero

When you walk through Cambridge you often, unknowingly, retrace the footsteps of world changing individuals who once lived here, from Watson and Crick to Stephen Hawking. But in the spirit of National Book Lovers Day we cannot recommend retracing the footsteps of anyone other than Rupert Brooke, a local literary hero. Brooke arrived in Cambridge […]

Alumni Success at CATS Cambridge

CATS Cambridge participated in the CIFE awards! We celebrated a great former student, which got us thinking about other successful Alumni!

Tips for Managing Exam Stress

Exams are important but the usually leave us feeling stressed. These are some of the ways we can help ourselves to manage exam stress…

Tips for Studying Abroad

The idea of studying abroad be scary. But those brave enough to take the plunge are rewarded with a once in a lifetime experience…

Why Cambridge? The Benefits of Studying Here!

Famous for its world-class university and beautiful scenery, Cambridge is a hub of academic excellence. Students and educators travel from around the world for the opportunity to work, study and live in this renowned city. Amongst students, Cambridge is generally known for its quiet and focused atmosphere, however that doesn’t mean there isn’t lots going […]

Our Spring Achievements!

To mark the close of Spring term at CATS Cambridge, our Headmaster, Dominic Tomalin, hosted an end of term assembly to look back on all the schools’ achievements since January. This assembly had many purposes. It gave students the chance to reflect on their learning from last term, to consider their goals for the next, […]

University Success: The Offers are in!

CATS Cambridge’s students have started looking towards the future as university offers arrive! CATS Cambridge students consistently show us they are hardworking, motivated and ambitious individuals. Their incredible work ethic is particularly noticeable as they work towards attending university. With revision to complete and exams to sit, lessons to attend and life to live, our […]

We’re a StudyTravel Secondary School Awards Finalist!

After two consecutive wins, CATS Global Schools is a finalist in the StudyTravel Secondary School Awards for a third year.  As a CATS Global School, CATS Cambridge is delighted that CATS Global Schools (CGS) has again been announced as a finalist in the third edition of the StudyTravel Secondary School Awards in the category ‘ST […]

Chariots of Fire 2023

Congratulations to students and staff who competed Cambridge’s annual Chariots of Fire race to raise money for Arthur Rank Hospice.

Back to school: Three top tips to get organised and motivated for the new term!

We know getting back into your school routine can be daunting after a long holiday break, so here are our top organisation and motivation tips to help combat those holiday habits and get you back into study mode!  Set your goals Setting goals to achieve throughout the academic year is a great way to motivate […]

The best 5 things to do in Cambridge during Winter

Winter is one of the prettiest times of the year, and this is particularly true in the beautiful city of Cambridge. Stunning views in the historic city, and the surrounding small towns and countryside make it easy to fall in love with Cambridge during the winter months.   To make the most of the Cambridge […]

Top 5 hidden gems in Cambridge, UK

Many visitors will know of the famous University of Cambridge colleges, punting along the river Cam, or the world-renowned collection at the Fitzwilliam Museum, but Cambridge has many hidden gems worthy of a look when exploring this top academic city. Dinky Doors Dinky doors are miniature door sculptures hidden across the city of Cambridge with […]

3 Tips to Master Decision Making

Being an effective decision maker is crucial to thrive at university and beyond. Here at CATS Cambridge, we prepare our students to have confidence in their ability to make the correct choices, with a focus on personal responsibility and global citizenship.   So, how do you become an effective decision maker? We are here to give […]

Why is innovation in education important?

To provide the most effective ‘future-proofed’ education, we do not simply react to trends at CATS Cambridge, we make trendsetting and innovation a core part of who we are.  As a school we are constantly looking for new ways to work with our students and discover how they can learn better and gain deeper insights […]

Moving Abroad for your Studies – How to Settle into Studying in the UK

Are you thinking of studying at an International School in the UK? Maybe you are starting your studies soon and nervous about moving away from home. We are here to provide you with some tips to settle in quickly and avoid feeling homesick during your international study experience.   Moving away from home is exciting, […]

The University Foundation Programme – is it the right choice for you?

Getting into a top UK university is the dream for many ambitious students across the world, and the University Foundation Programme (UFP) is an excellent route to achieve this. It has been designed to act as a bridge between an international students’ high school education in their own country to university in the UK.  CATS […]

Hear from our School Community

At CATS Cambridge we are committed to creating a safe, inclusive and supportive education environment. We understand that studying in the UK may be a very different experience for international students and over our 35-year history have created a school that allows students to flourish. We have seen many students who have attended our school […]

Introducing the new CATS Cambridge

We are proud to announce that CATS Cambridge has rebranded!   We are excited to let you know that from 12th October our visual identity has changed. CATS Cambridge will continue to carry the heritage of the CATS name however, its logo and brand colours have changed. Our new brand better showcases the unique student experience […]

CATS Cambridge students secure offers at top-ranked UK universities

UCAS applications drew to a close on 26th January 2022, and we are delighted to share that already our students have received offers from top-ranked UK universities such as the University of Cambridge, University of St Andrews, Imperial College London, University College London and many others. This year, the breadth of subjects covered widened again to include programmes such as Biomedical Science, Aeronautical Engineering, […]

Introducing CATS Cambridge research community

“It is my very strong view that while the purpose of all schools is to elicit learning in their students, the importance of teacher learning to that process is often forgotten.  At CATS Cambridge I am always keen to highlight that teachers should be as expert in the art and science of learning as they […]