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Dates
2022 - 2023

Term
Start Date
End Date
Autumn Term 2022
Monday 5 September
Friday 16 December
Half term holiday
Saturday 22 October
Monday 31 October
Christmas holiday
Saturday 17 December
Sunday 8 January
Spring Term 2023
Monday 9 January
Friday 31 March
Half term holiday
Saturday 11 February
Monday 20 February
Easter holiday
Saturday 1 April
Sunday 16 April
Summer Term 2023
Monday 17 April
Friday 16 June
  • New students should arrive in their accommodation 48 hours prior to the start of their first term.
  • CATS Canterbury closes during the Christmas holiday but remains open throughout other holiday periods. Fees may apply if you wish to stay during these times
  • During half-term, fees apply for all students who are aged under 16 on 1 September 2022

Dates
2023 - 2024

Term
Start Date
End Date
Autumn Term 2023
Monday 4 September
Friday 15 December
Half term holiday
Saturday 21 October
Monday 30 October
Christmas holiday
Saturday 16 December
Sunday 7 January
Spring Term 2024
Monday 8 January
Thursday 28 March
Half term holiday
Saturday 17 February
Monday 26 February
Easter holiday
Friday 29 March
Sunday 14 April
Summer Term 2024
Monday 15 April
Friday 21 June
Summer Term 2024 (Fast Track UFP)
Monday 15 April
Wednesday 26 June
  • New students should arrive in their accommodation 48 hours prior to the start of their first term
  • The Worthgate school closes during the Christmas holiday, but remains open throughout other holiday periods. Fees may apply if you wish to stay during these times
  • During half-term, fees apply for all students who are aged under 16 on 1 September 2023
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SCHOLARSHIPS​
We offer a limited number of scholarships for the most exceptional students.

Fees
2022 - 2023

Tuition Fees

Programme
Per Year
Per Term
Per Year
Per Term
Per Year
Per Term
International
EU
Domestic
A level (3 subjects), GCSE, Pre-GCSE, Pre-A level, International Baccalaureate Diploma, University Foundation Programme
£29,995
£9,665
£24,990
£8,330
£24,990
£8,330
Additional A level subject
£5,970
£1,990
£5,970
£1,990
£5,970
£1,990
Academic English Programme
£22,500
£7,500
£19,500
£6,500
£19,500
£6,500
5-term A Level, 5-term GCSE* – January 23 Intake*
£21,190
£10,595
£18,380
£9,190
£18,380
£9,190
Fast-Track University Foundation Programme*
£24,190
£12,095
£20,990
£10,495
£20,990
£10,495
  • All courses are subject to a £300 non-refundable registration fee and a refundable deposit of £2,200 (refundable at the end of your course subject to terms and conditions), except for the following: High School Term students (1 and 2 terms) who pay a reduced deposit of £700.
  • *These fees apply to the first 2 terms of the 5-term A level/GCSE programme. The remaining 3 terms follow Sept 23 fees.

Accommodation Fees

Catered
Per Year
Per Term
Under 16 Years
16-17 Years
18+ Years
Premium single, en-suite
£19,455
£6,485
X
Single, en-suite
£16,485
£5,495
Shared, en-suite
£12,990
£4,330
X
Self-catered
Per Year
Per Term
Under 16 Years
16-17 Years
18+ Years
Single, en-suite
£13,485
£4,495
x
x
  • Catered accommodation fees include breakfast, lunch and an evening meal on weekdays and brunch and supper at the weekend during term time. Independent accommodation approval is required by the Principal.

Fees
2023 - 2024

Programme
Per Year
Per Term
Per Year
Per Term
Per Year
Per Term
International
EU
Domestic
A level (3 subjects), GCSE, Pre-GCSE, Year 9, Pre-A level, International Baccalaureate Diploma, University Foundation Programme
£29,985
£9,995
£24,495
£8,165
£16,995
£5,665
Additional A level subject
£6,270
£2,090
£6,270
£2,090
£6,270
£2,090
Academic English Programme
£23,985
£7,995
£20,985
£6,995
£13,485
£4,495
5-term A Level, 5-term GCSE* – January 24 Intake*
£21,990
£10,995
£18,990
£9,495
£12,490
£6,245
Fast-Track University Foundation Programme*
£24,990
£12,495
£21,690
£10,845
£13,990
£6,995
  • All courses are subject to a £300 non-refundable registration fee and a refundable deposit of £2,200 (refundable at the end of your course subject to terms and conditions), except for the following: High School Term students (1 and 2 terms) who pay a reduced deposit of £700.
  • *These fees apply to the first 2 terms of the 5-term A level/GCSE programme. The remaining 3 terms follow Sept 24 fees.

Accommodation Fees

Catered
Per Year
Per Term
Under 16 Years
16-17 Years
18+ Years
Premium single, en-suite
£19,965
£6,655
X
Single, en-suite
£16,995
£5,665
Shared, en-suite
£13,495
£4,498
X
Self-catered
Per Year
Per Term
Under 16 Years
16-17 Years
18+ Years
Single, en-suite
£13,995
£4,665
x
x
  • Catered accommodation fees include breakfast, lunch and an evening meal on weekdays and brunch and supper at the weekend during term time.

Airport Transfers

Heathrow
Gatwick
Stansted
St Pancras
Ebbsfleet
Luton
Central London
London City
Ashford International, Euro Star, Dover
£210
£185
£215
£250
£115
£235
£250
£195
£140
  • Students under 16 require an unaccompanied minor service and will incur an additional £75 fee.

Additional Costs

The majority of student costs are included in our fees but below are items that will be charged additionally, depending on programme of study and student requirements.

Compulsory costs will be invoiced during the relevant term. Optional costs are generally payable in advance of the activity taking place. Parental permission will be sought for optional costs over £100.

Cost type
Relevant items
Cost indication
Compulsory costs
UCAS application
£65
IELTS Exam fees*
£200 (students may be required to take this more than once)
UFP exam fees▴
£120 per subject
GCSE exam fees*▴
£40-£80 per subject
Other academic exam fees*▴
£60-£120 per subject (depending on programme)
Field Trip for Biology and Geography (A Levels), and Environmental Systems and Societies (IB)
£250-£350
* Exam fees are set by the exam boards and are subject to change. ▴ Our cost includes the postage of certificates (UK or overseas).
Optional costs
One to One lessons / Additional Learning Support sessions
£75 per hour
Day or weekend trips (e.g. to London or Paris or optional class field trips)
Around £30 (day) – £400 (weekend) depending on destination and length of trip
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; Bronze, Silver or Gold options
Gold – £750 / Silver: £250 / Bronze: £125
Half term/holiday trips (e.g. Florence, Madrid or Berlin Christmas market )
Around £600-£1000+ depending on destination and length of trip
Graduation Ball
£25-£50
Accommodation over Easter holidays – (Catered Under 18s):
£550 per week
Accommodation over Easter holidays – (Catered Over 18s):
£450 per week
Activity programmes in holidays (half terms or Easter)**
£200 per week
UFP exam full remark
£300 (refunded if the mark changes)
UFP exam clerical error check
£75 (refunded if the mark changes)
Additional Maths GCSE (classes and exam cost)
£500 per term
**compulsory for under 16 year olds staying during the holidays. NB accommodation is free during half term holidays.
Consequential costs
Replacement ID cards or room keys
£5 (ID card) and £35 (room key)
Tampering with smoke alarm
£100
Any damages to college/boarding property
As necessary

Other Costs You May Incur

These costs will vary and will generally not be charged by the College. Some of the costs will not be relevant and will depend on the course and the specific subjects you take. Some items can be bought second hand or borrowed so prices are only examples.

Items
Cost
Books
Approximately £200 per year
Scientific calculator
Approximately £75
Laptop
£150+
Travel costs
As required. It is possible to walk to most places in Canterbury
Visa costs (including Immigration Health Surcharge £470 per year)***
£1000+ for Student Route

*** International students will be required to pay visa application fees, and associated fees as required – such as the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge, Tuberculosis tests, fees to renew or extend a visa etc. These fees are set and charged by the UK government and are subject to change.

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