Welcome to the OCA

Catch up with lifelong friends

Be part of a vibrant community


From the OCA President, Clive Furness

Welcome to the Old Caterhamians' Association (OCA), a vibrant, connected community offering a professional and social network for former students of Caterham School, a group proud to call itself the Old Cats. Our mission is to make the OCA as inclusive and relevant to our members and the wider school community as possible.


OCA Annual Dinner 2019

Draper's Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2AN
Old Caterhamians, Old Cats, OCA

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The benefits of Caterham School exist well beyond our school years, we are a global community of Old Cats covering every sector and profession and all with friendship and mutual support at our core.

Stephen May (OC, OCA President 2015–2018)
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I have good memories of Caterham School – it taught me two important lessons in life, resilience and spotting opportunities. The OCA has been a great way to get back in touch with old school friends, with events for everybody.

Mary Whenman (OC 1985–1987, OCA Vice President 2015–2018)
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Caterham School certainly gives you a sense of service, and community spirit, and inspired me to take part in volunteer projects.

Samir Dwesar (OC 2001–2008)
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At Caterham, I always felt a sense of community and acceptance – I felt respected for my strengths.

Ashley Pollak (OC 1993–1998)
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Caterham gave me the work habits and academic qualifications to gain entry to medical school and then to succeed there. It fostered in me a sense of enquiry and of curiosity that helped me to pursue an academic career.

Professor Michael Aminoff (OC 1953–1959)
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The camaraderie of the School shows you how to work well in a team, whilst simultaneously creating a base that makes you feel you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

Katie Atkin (OC 2002–2007)

OC News

OC Rhia enacting social change

Rhia Patel (OC 2011-2016) is using her year out during university to live and work in Buenos Aires for Delicias de Alicia, an organisation running educational cooking workshops for underprivileged…

OC Tom Land inspires Sixth Form to check for cancer

Tom Land (OC 2001-2016), a zoologist from the University of Southampton, returned to school to explain to the Sixth Form the importance of checking for testicular cancer as well as being…


Experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs and investors from across the Caterham School community gathered at UBS’ London headquarters for a special networking evening, sponsored by the Old Caterhamians’ Association. UBS Economist…


On Thursday evening, over 100 pupils were involved with celebrating and exhibiting their wonderful work through the launch of the new arts and humanities magazine Cat Among the Pigeons. The…


The close of another successful school year was celebrated with Speech Day on 7 July 2018.  Elspeth Finch MBE, engineer and entrepreneur, was the School’s guest of honour and inspired…

Young OCs return for Uni Day

The School welcomed back eight Old Caterhamians (OC 2017) to school on 3 July, to enlighten Lower Sixth students on what to expect in their first year of university. They…

Le Mans Chequered Flag for OC Charlie

Charlie Robertson (OC 2015) completed the legendary Le Mans 24 Hour race in June, in the top LMP1 category at the age of just 21 years old. Charlie’s motor racing…

Rosie Clarke OC British Champion 2018

Congrats to Rosie Clarke for becoming British Champion 2018 from all at Caterham School. Read more about Rosie’s achievements and inspiration in Omnia.

Nigel Mason Celebrates 30 Years at Caterham

Caterham’s driver and porter Nigel Mason recently celebrated 30 years at the School over the Easter half-term. Nigel was away on a geography trip to Wales at the time of…

OC Boarders’ Reunion

The OCA was delighted to host its third annual OC Boarders’ Reunion on Saturday 24 March. Current boarding staff shared a drink with former pupils of all ages – one…


#TuesdayMotivation from Old Cat Rosie Clarke. https://t.co/Nkfl0XFSvV


Can you spot all the different Old Cats in these #throwbackphotos? https://t.co/aRZC9KhDrJ

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