1952

Launch of Stafford House Study Holidays, Stafford House School of English and CATS Canterbury (trading as Stafford House College)

1984

CATS opened in Cambridge (then known as Cambridge Arts Tutors)

1985

Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts opens

CATS College Canterbury delivers its first ever University Foundation Programme

2011

CATS London opened

2012

Stafford House School of English launches in Brighton

CATS Academy Boston launches

2015

CATS Cambridge moves to a new, purpose-built campus

Stafford House School of English rebrands as Stafford House International and acquires three schools in the US – Chicago, San Francisco and San Diego

2016

CATS Academy Boston moves to a purpose-built campus in Braintree, Boston

2018

CATS London is the first school in Europe to open a Bloomberg Business Lab

2019

Bright Scholar, the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China, buys CATS Colleges from Cambridge Education Group and Bridgepoint. CATS Colleges comprises:

  • CATS Colleges in the UK, US and China
  • Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Stafford House International