The Pre-Programme at CCSS is the perfect all round preparation for academic study, as well as being a great introduction to life at an independent sixth-form college in the UK.

Ideal for students aged 15-18, each Pre-Programme gives the student a personalised learning experience. A blend of expert English Language teaching and the very best introduction to subject lessons, sports activities and cultural excursions creates a rewarding English learning experience.

“It was just a really supportive atmosphere. My teachers were great and always there, the small classes worked really well and you always felt looked after and that you were learning something useful. It was great. I am very pleased I did it.”
Chaiwut Jinnawat


CCSS is an established independent college providing day and boarding places for ambitious young people from the UK and internationally. For over 35 years we have been helping students progress to the very best universities.

Small class sizes (6-8 students)

The small group teaching environment allows for greater engagement with the teachers, each student is given individual attention and can develop at their own pace. Our results show that students benefit greatly from our small class sizes, the teachers are able to bring all students into group discussions and conversations allowing the students to gain confidence and progress to their full potential. This support means that the overwhelming majority of CCSS students choose to successfully continue their learning at universities in the UK and abroad.

Excellent boarding

Our boarding houses are some of the best available anywhere. Ensuite rooms in the best addresses in the centre of Cambridge and staffed by well‑trained professionals whom students know well, and whose first priority is the care and support of our boarding students.

Central Cambridge location

CCSS is located in the heart of academic Cambridge and we ensure that our wonderful location is used to full advantage by our students, encouraging them to make full use of the academic, social and cultural opportunities that are available to them.

Enrichment activities – A true Cambridge experience

As our buildings are in central Cambridge CCSS can provide the true Cambridge experience of culture, intellect and enjoyment. From cinema to science lectures at Cambridge University, basketball to language clubs, we offer an enormous range of educational and social activities.

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1 Salisbury Villas
Station Road
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