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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.


Over 60s Summer Reunion

12:00 Noon
Caterham School

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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

Boarders Reunion 2023

Wonderful to see so many boarders reunited with their Caterham family in London. It was an extra special reunion this year to celebrate Marie Dodwell’s 25th Anniversary as Matron of…

Positive Influencers Insight Evening

A London venue packed full of positive influencers enthused Sixth Form pupils, alumni and parents at our latest CaterhamConnected Insight Evening. We were honoured to welcome Cephas Williams as our…

Old Cats Spring Sports Day

A great day for sports and catching up with old friends and teachers at the School. It was wonderful to welcome back so many Old Cats to play hockey, netball…

Super Car Sunday

For this year’s Old Cats sports day we hosted a fabulous display of classic and super cars. It was wonderful to see the whole Caterham School community enjoying the day….


Huge good luck from the whole Caterham School community to Lower Sixth Form pupil Ella who is training to run two half-marathons this month, all to raise funds for her…

Calls to our Old Cats continue

Sixth Form pupils continue to call our Old Cats over the age of 80 to update and reminisce together about Caterham School. The initiative started over the first lock down…

579 Pairs of Sal’s Shoes off to new feet

Massive thank you to all who donated last week to the Sal’s Shoes collection. In addition to all the shoes, we delivered several sacks of old style sports kit which…


Twelve Caterham pupils are celebrating receiving an offer from Cambridge or Oxford University.  The dozen offers span a broad range of subjects including Medicine, Mathematics, Classics, English and Theology. A…

Mudlarking with the Times

Old Cat Lara Maiklem is joined by Times photographer Richard Pohle on one of her mudlarking adventures – but the stench of the 21st century gave him more than he…

Remembrance Sunday 2022

This week saw the Corps proud and humble in its connection to the Armed Forces as it marked the Armistice. For five days, senior cadets were busy selling poppies around…




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