About Us

John Catt Educational has been publishing for the independent schools market in the UK since 1959. In the last 20 years we have also become a leading publisher in the international education sector, with a reputation based on quality. We now also enjoy an increasing profile in the UK maintained sector, aided by partnerships with leading organisations such as the National Education Trust.

The latest editions of our seven annual guides to independent and international schools – available in the School Guides section of our online bookshop – are unrivalled in their breadth and accuracy while our professional development titles offer a rich source of information, advice and support for Heads, teachers and administrators in all types of schools around the world.

For many years the main office was situated in a converted Victorian schoolhouse in Suffolk, but we are now based in new offices in Melton, Woodbridge.

The company is international in aspect and serves clients from around the world. Our products are similarly distributed worldwide and the internet enables us to continuously transmit up-to-date information 24 hours a day.

At John Catt we are proud of the position we hold in education and the trust schools place in us – trust that has been won through hard work, attention to detail, and the ability to be flexible and successfully adapt to the changing technological world in which we live.

Meanwhile, through our imprint Peridot Press we publish books of highly respected and skilled authors across a range of topics.