Established in 1952 as a public school for people who wanted to send their children to have the public school education and experience, but who did not want to send their children at such a young an age as other contemporary public schools required. It started out in the London location of Kensington, but later was moved to Canterbury.
The College now occupies a secure residential campus in the city of Canterbury, near the south coast, just over 1 hour from London. Each year around 200 students prepare for external examinations and university entrance at the College.
CATS Canterbury has a long standing tradition of helping students to gain places at university. The College has a very high success rate, and on average 97% of students from there succeed in gaining degree course places.