Welcome to Cambridge - A City of Academic Excellence

Cambridge also offers many opportunities for the creative arts. There is an annual summer Shakespeare Festival and Cambridge Film Festival; Cambridge Arts Theatre, the ADC, the Junction and Cambridge Drama Centre offer a variety of programmes. Museums and galleries range from the traditional Fitzwilliam, with its newly constructed arts wing – an architectural feature in its own right, to the beautiful Kettle's Yard, home of a local artist and collector, which has developed as one of the city's treasures.

CATS College Cambridge and CSVPA

Located in brand new facilities in the heart of the city, our Cambridge Summer School benefits from classroom and facilities at CATS College Cambridge and specialist fine art, photographic, video, textiles, ceramics and drama rehearsal studios at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts.

The courses in Cambridge are specially designed to offer a different approach to learning, whether to improve English, prepare for academic studies in English, or to pursue a creative passion.

Learning a specialist interest in a creative and safe environment can activate vocabulary and language skills more effectively than purely classroom-centred teaching. Mixing with native English speakers in Art and Drama classes (where appropriate) can also offer an active and participative dimension to language learning.

Virtual Tour of CATS College Cambridge Centre and CSVPA


Course information

Classic Course

  • 1-6 weeks duration
  • Age:
    • 12-18 years (Classic Course: groups only). 14-18 years (Classic: Individuals)
    • 14-18 years (Intensive)
  • Residential accommodation
  • A full programme of social and leisure activities is included.

Art & Design and Drama Summer Schools

  • 1-6 weeks (Art), 2-6 weeks (Drama) duration
  • Age: 15-18 years
  • Residential accommodation.
  • Social and leisure activities are included

Intensive English

  • 1-6 weeks duration
  • Age: 14-18 years
  • Residential accommodation
  • Social and leisure activities are included.

Image Gallery - City of Cambridge

Image Gallery - Facilities and Accommodation

Image Gallery - Art & Design and Drama

Quick info


Residential, located about 20-25 minutes; walk from the campus in en-suite or standard single rooms (en-suite rooms cannot be guaranteed). All college houses are carefully chosen and closely supervised.

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