Principal of CATS College London announced

Article Date: 2011/05/13 | Return to CATS College London news

It is with great pleasure we announce the appointment of Mark Love as Principal of CATS College London. Mark joins CATS College after seven years as Principal of Abbey College London and over 20 years in the education sector, taking seat from August 2011. He says "I am very proud to be the Founding Principal of CATS College London where we will continue to build upon the long established educational values and successes of Cambridge Education Group.”

Educated at Bristol University, Mark began his teaching career in the USA before returning to the UK to take up post at Barton Peveril College in Hampshire. Here he fulfilled various roles including that of a teacher of A-level Economics, Senior Tutor and College Governor. After seven years as Vice Principal of a College in Surrey, Mark joined Abbey College in 2004, assuming the position of Principal in 2005.

Mark’s appointment reinforces Cambridge Education Group’s commitment to quality and reinforces the emphasis on outstanding staff as its most valuable asset.

“CATS College London provides a unique opportunity for students - academically non-selective but academically rigorous; outstanding 24/7 pastoral care and accommodation; superb facilities in a wonderful location; highly able and committed staff and I am delighted to be able to play my part in an institution that offers an outstanding educational experience and success for students."

A series of open afternoons will be announced shortly for allowing Agents, Parents and Students to meet the Principal and other key staff, tour the College and view our exceptional accommodation provision.

A team of highly experienced tutors and staff will support Mark at CATS College London. These include several staff currently at CATS College Cambridge who will transfer their experience and skills to the new Campus. Staff appointments include:

  • Adam Poole who will continue to provide an excellent service in post as Accommodation Manager,
  • Kirsty White as full time dedicated College Nurse and
  • Sam Booty who moves across to London joins as IT student support.

A few minutes walk from prestigious universities including University College London and London School of Economics, CATS College London offers students a quiet, exclusive study location with close access to some of the world’s most influential universities and employers. CATS College London is the only sixth form college in Central London to offer boarding facilities within a 15 minute journey and 2 underground stops from the campus.

Offering academic subjects including Business, Finance, Sciences and Humanities across the following pathways: A level, University Foundation, Pre: Programme (GCSE) and Study Abroad (High School Programme), CATS College London also offers Art & Design Pre-Foundation, designed and delivered by Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts.

For applications for September 2011 entry, please contact Central Admissions on +44 (0) 1223 345698 or or visit