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Latest News

A message from Eloise Penman, new Alumni Officer

A message from Eloise Penman, new Alumni Officer I am delighted to be joining the friendly team at Caterham School as the new Alumni Officer.

My school days were instrumental in directing my academic and professional ambitions, and opening my mind to options I would never have formerly considered for my future. After finishing school I read Russian at University College London, and went on to study at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland for my Master’s in Intercultural Communication. It is with great enthusiasm that I take on this role helping to foster a strong, mutually beneficial relationship between former pupils and Caterham School.

I am very much looking forward to meeting with many members of Caterham School alumni, and am already much heartened by the warm welcome I have received at the school.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at: eloise.penman@caterhamschool.co.uk

New Headmaster for Caterham School

New Headmaster for Caterham School It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Mr Ceri Jones, MA (Cantab), MEd as the new Headmaster of Caterham School. Ceri replaces Mr Julian Thomas.

Ceri read History at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where he specialised in Early Modern religion and literature. Ceri later studied for his Master’s in Education at Buckingham University, and was recently awarded a Distinction.

In addition to being a Governor of both state primary and prep schools, Ceri is currently a Governor at The London Academy of Excellence in Newham, east London, as well as a Director of the Accelerate and Access Foundation – an educational charity working to improve access and social mobility issues.

Ceri has worked with The Sutton Trust, Cambridge University, and a collaboration of independent schools and state academies in Kent to develop an access programme to top ranking universities for bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Ceri played football for Cambridge University, and rugby for the Old Caterhamians.

Caterham School: Argentina Rugby Tour 2015 By Dan Richards, Head of Rugby

Argentina Rugby Tour 2015 On July 26, 34 boys and 5 staff members from Caterham School set off on a once in a lifetime trip to Argentina on a rugby tour. Full of excitement, the group undertook the 14-hour flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival, the group checked into their hotel and then went on a fantastic city tour, taking in the monumental Obelisk, amazing Pink Palace, and impressive Cathedral – to name just a few of the highlights. The group also visited the colourful and vibrant Caminitos district and got their first glimpse of La Bombonera (home to Boca Juniors), a superb stadium that the group would eventually visit towards the end of their time in the country.

This incredible first day set the tone for all of the activities on tour which proved to be full of fun and laughter, as well as providing incredible experiences for the boys. Days out included; Kayaking on the mighty Parana river, a live gaucho show showcasing world class horsemanship, a live Argentinean dance show (including the world famous tango), a tour of La Bomobonera and visit to the national football museum, a boat trip in Tigres, and a tour of Rosario taking in the Monument of the Flag.

As well as all of these terrific experiences the boys played five games of rugby. We had been told to expect good hosting but everyone was blown away by the warm and friendly receptions that we received in every venue. It was heart-warming to see boys and coaches mixing together after games, overcoming language barriers, and showing that rugby and its community values are truly special.

Argentina Rugby Tour 2015

On the pitch the quality of rugby was high, demanding a lot of the Caterham boys both in terms of physicality and skill level. Every single one of the touring party conducted themselves well and developed as players. It was especially pleasing that the 1st XV went through the tour unbeaten having played some top quality sides and that the Tour XV won the final game so that the whole squad finished with a winning record.

The boys were incredible ambassadors for Caterham School both on and off the pitch: a real testament to the well-rounded individuals of whom the School is so proud of producing. They also proved to have impressive appetites with each boy consuming at least their own body weight in steak throughout the trip!

We are hugely grateful to the Old Caterhamian’s Association for their extremely generous donation which allowed the boys to have such a fantastic experience in South America.

We now look forward to the season with this special group of boys, and will begin planning for our next tour, hopefully in the Summer of 2017.

Old Cats Visiting the School

The doors to Caterham School are always open wide to Old Cats and we will welcome you back when you return.
We would kindly ask that you make an appointment before you visit so that the Secretary can accompany you round the campus.

Where Are They Now?

Sadly, we have lost contact with may OCs over the years and would very much like to find them again and welcome them back into the OCA community. If you know where they are or know how we can contact them, please let us know!
Please click here for the list:

Old Caterhamians' Scratch Golf Team

Calling all golfers - a message from Jem Blok.

The OCA continues to enter a scratch golf team into the Grafton Morrish Golf Competition on a yearly basis and the good news is that the Association has agreed to cover the registration, entry and green fees, leaving team players only with sundry expenses to meet themselves. We need to find six former pupils who would be competitive - in reality that means handicaps of 5 or below, but we'd still be pleased to hear from anyone in single figures to make sure we can at least take part! I look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible. Please do all to pass this request on to any other Old Cats that may fit the bill!

For more information please contact Jem Blok at: jemblok@cavanagh.co.uk


The Old Caterhamians’ Association Group is now live on  Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Access can be made through this website.

The Wilberforce Hall

The Wilberforce Hall is now available to hire for private parties. For more information please contact Eloise.


We are always hoping to expand our database and attract new members.

Membership costs £12 per annum or £180 for life membership.

If you would like to join up or if you know someone who would, please contact Alina and she will send you an application form and joiners pack.

Please click on the icons below for a joiners leaflet and an application form :



The Christine Walker Gallery

If you would be interested in taking part in one of our exhibitions please do get in contact with the administrator:

The Gallery
Caterham School
Harestone Valley Road


Get fit at the Stephen Smith Sports Centre

Old Caterhamians' are entitled to use the excellent facilities at the Sports Centre at a reduced cost.

Please download a brochure here

Calling all Teachers and Gap Graduates

Are you interested in contributing to some of the many activities taking place at Caterham School?

We would love to hear from OCs who are able to help with the CCF and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme or with any aspect of sports coaching.

Contact Mr. Matthew Godfrey at the school on 01883 343028 OR on matthew.godfrey@caterhamschool.co.uk

Also – if you are considering a career in teaching… then please get in touch. We always need ‘gap graduates’ to assist with sports coaching, drama, art and music – highly competitive salaries available with great perks!! This applies as much to recent university leavers as to more ‘mature’ OCs who may feel like a career break!!

Please do let us know if you are interested in any of the above.


We are always looking for news and more importantly, photographs of old boys and girls to include in our Newsletters. Please send us details of your news, stories and achievements! Include a photograph if at all possible.

Amazon Shopping to benefit Caterham School

If you wish to buy something from Amazon, please use the link on the School web site. http://www.caterhamschool.co.uk/links/

The school will receive 5% commission for each purchase you make. This income will be directed to school projects and/or trips. As there is no cost to you, it is a very easy way of raising funds for the school.


Maintaining Contact

Please continue to send us details of your new addresses, email addresses and contact information. We are constantly updating our members database and it is vital that we have up to date contact details.

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Caterham School, Harestone Valley , Caterham, Surrey CR3 6YA
Telephone: 01883 335091 (Direct Dial) or 01883 343028 Ext 291
E-Mail: eloise.penman@caterhamschool.co.uk for general enquires: oldcats@caterhamschool.co.uk
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