Welcome to the OCA

Be part of a vibrant community

Catch up with lifelong friends


From the OCA President, David Kinnear

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.


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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)
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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)

OC News

Super & Classic Car Sunday 2024

It was wonderful to meet so many car owners and their vehicles, at the second Super Car Sunday at Caterham School.  Thank you to everyone for helping us make a…

OCs over 60s Christmas Lunch

We were delighted to be joined by OCs from 1953 through to 1981 joined together for the annual over 60’s Christmas lunch. This year it took place at The Oyster…


CaterhamConnected returned to Glaziers’ Hall in London for our autumn Insight Evening, this time on the topic of Innovating Law. Leading the evening were six of our CaterhamConnected members who…


The Old Caterhamians’ Golfing Society held its seventh Winter Meeting at Walton Heath Golf Club on Friday 10 November – the first event of Old Cats weekend. Having hosted the…


More than 100 Old Cats from across the generations gathered for drinks in the Wilberforce Hall before stepping out into the cold night air and enjoying a spectacular firework display…


A stellar line up of historians and authors joined us for Caterham’s first History Festival on Saturday 18 November. A packed audience comprised students from across the Southeast, including our…


On 17 November we welcomed back our rugby players and coaches of the past to celebrate 100 years of rugby being played on our iconic Home Field. Celebrating the successes…


The Caterham School community, including parents, Old Caterhamians and friends of the school gathered to remember the fallen on Sunday 13 November. Music for the Remembrance Service was provided by…

40 Year Reunion

Come as you are. And a mighty crowd did just that. We are all 40 years on since school days but what an outpouring of friendship, camaraderie, love and pride…


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