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 ‘All the Nines’ Reunion

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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 Harrison Osterfield in Catch-22

OC Harrison Osterfield will play Snowden in the new TV series Catch-22 directed by George Clooney due to be released on Friday 17 May 2019 on Hulu and coming to…

OC Alexander Quessy Flight 100

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, Alexander Quessy (OC 2015) will attempt to become the youngest Briton to solo circumnavigate the globe by…

Amazing Evening! OCA Annual Dinner 2019

A jaw dropping venue, old friends, amazing music and speakers plus first class food and wine made for a truly spectacular OCA Annual Dinner. London’s Drapers’ Hall was a wonderful…

Guest Judge OC Mille De Leyser

Old Cat Mille De Leyser returned to school as guest judge for the Junior Science Fair Awards Evening. The Wilberforce Hall was abuzz with science excitement as the Second Years…

OCA Spring Sports Afternoon 2019

We were delighted to see so many OCs return for an afternoon of sport on a beautiful Spring afternoon. Hockey, Football, Basketball and Netball were all played. To view more…

UK’s Leading Sporting Talent at Insight Evening

Leading lights from UK elite sport, including former pupils, shared their wisdom and tips for resilience and success with pupils, parents, Old Caterhamians and the whole school community at our…

OCs Reunited at BUCS Lacrosse Championships

Old Cats Robyn (OC 2015), Paige (OC 2015), Sarah (OC 2015), Lauren (OC 2017) and Harriet (OC 2016) were reunited on the lacrosse pitch at the Bath v Loughborough match…

Moncrieff Jones Annual Christmas Lecture

Once again it was a packed hall full of pupils, parents, staff and Old Cats for the Moncrieff-Jones Annual Christmas Science Lecture. This year’s talk was by Mike Bonsall –…

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 Katie Atkins returned

This year Caterham’s production was In The Heights, an exciting blend of hip-hop and salsa from the sensational creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Katie Atkins (OC 2007) returned to school with her…


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