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CATS College Canterbury announced as Winner in the prestigious Independent School Awards 2014

Fri 14 Nov 2014 < Back to listing

CATS College Canterbury announced as Winner of Boarding Initiative of the Year 2014 in the Independent School Awards.

CATS College Canterbury has been announced as the Winner of Boarding Initiative of the Year 2014 in the 5th Annual Independent School Awards.

Hundreds of nominations for outstanding schools, departments and individuals were submitted across 12 categories covering the full range of Independent school activity.  CATS College Canterbury were shortlisted in two separate categories including Outstanding Senior Leadership Team of the Year.

These awards showcase and celebrate excellence in the private sector across the UK, providing benchmarks for the sector as a whole. CATS College Canterbury is recognised as giving tremendous value for money to the parents and students overall. The shortlisted logo is a kite mark of that excellence and value.

The Independent School Awards said :

"Although already rated an excellent international boarding school by ISI, CATS College Canterbury implemented a range of ideas that went back to the basics of what international students need and would make feel cared for miles from home.  These include a "Tell Us" button for immdeiate student feedback and postcards for comments in residences.  The initiative backs up the school's ethos of listening to the student voice in its many forms". 

The Judges said in particular: " The school shows great care for its pupils in an impressive array of initiatives".

Jonathan Ullmer, MBE, Principal of CATS College Canterbury, is delighted to be shortlisted and then to go on to win in this category and wanted to thank his staff personally for all their hard work in the last year.

“It is really an award which reverberates across the whole college.  It is something for everyone to feel really proud of. The achievements of all our staff in reaching this amazing level are to be highly commended as the college is only as great as all of its teachers, staff and students.”

The winners were announced during a gala dinner in Nottingham. Further details can be seen on

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