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.


OC Golfing Society Winter Meeting

Walton Heath
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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

Michael (OC 2015) wins the Sports 2000 Championship

Congratulations to OC Michael Gibbins who won the Sports 2000 Championship with a double win. Featured here in this week’s Surrey Mirror. Silverstone Race Report – 5/6 October 2019 Qualifying…

Launch of Cat Amongst the Pigeons Magazine

Over 150 parents and pupils enjoyed a wonderful evening celebrating the achievements and talents of our arts and humanities pupils on Monday. The evening marked the launch of the arts…

Youth MP OC Rory Moore speaking on BBC News

‘MPs should learn from young people’   Click here to see the BBC News item on 28 September 2019. Two members of the UK Youth Parliament, Rory Moore (OC 2019)…

Entrepreneurship & Investment Evening

A stunning city sunset was enjoyed by Sixth Form, Old Cats and parents attending the Caterham School Society Insight Evening into Entrepreneurship and Investment. Wells Fargo’s London HQ was the…

Medics Talk

Thank you to OC Dr Hannah Wright and Dr Richard Wright who returned to the School on the evening of the 16 September 2019 to deliver a presentation introducing medicine…

Oxbridge Evening

Four OCs, Lucie Prego (OC 2016), Sophie Dawson (OC 2018), Amy Hill (OC 2018), Anna Gardner (OC 2019), returned to the school this week to appear on a panel of…

All the Nines Reunion lunch

Old Cats from the Classes of 1959 through to 2009 returned to school for a nostalgic lunch in the Wilberforce Hall (formerly known as the Dining Hall) with former classmates…

OCA Summer Sports Afternoon

We were fortunate that the weather stayed dry for an entertaining afternoon of cricket on Home Field. The OCs won the cup back from the School’s win last year. Cricket…


🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿😺Congratulations to Old Cats Chloe Wyner, Lucy Lynch and former Director of Lacrosse, Miss Simpson, on their… https://t.co/LdoFLoHxAm


Double congratulations to OC Tara Masilamani pictured here on her wedding day with bridesmaid OC Kendra Leaver-Ryla… https://t.co/jyquQlNHVY


The annual Over 60s Christmas Lunch will be held on November 29, providing an opportunity to meet up with former cl… https://t.co/dQdCi1ssgu

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