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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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: email@example.com
The Old Caterhamians’ Association
Group is now live on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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
JOIN UP! JOIN UP!
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
- Are you an Artist or Designer?
- Did you leave Caterham or Eothen and
go on to study Art or Design at College?
- Do you have work you would
like to exhibit in the Gallery?
If you would be interested in taking
part in one of our exhibitions please do get in contact with the
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
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