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.


OCA Over 60s Christmas Dinner 2023

11.30am for 12.00pm service
The Oyster Shed, 1 Angel Lane, EC4R 3AB.

What's on

View all upcoming OCA events here
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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

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…

OC Hockey – Haileybury 6-a-side

On Sunday 17th September, a seasoned cadre of Old Cats travelled up to Haileybury School for the annual 6 a side hockey tournament. Long before first push back, disaster struck….

Treasures Unveiled in Middle Temple

Our School Archivist explores the archives of Middle Temple … At the kind invitation of our President and eminent barrister, David Kinnear, I accompanied him on a fascinating visit to…

OC Rosie at Brighton Fringe

Rosie Dell (OC 2004) is currently performing her one woman play, God on High, at the Brighton Fringe,  until 4 June 2023.   God on High is a play by Rhoda…

OC Cricket at Hillfields

It was a pleasure to host the Cricketer Trophy this year at Hillfields. MATCH REPORT FOR 2023 CRICKETER TROPHY In the First Round, Old Cats faced Old Hamptonians. On a…

Gold for OC Megan

Megan Denton (OC 2022) was invited to Buckingham Palace this week to collect her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Megan said “It was an incredibly rewarding event to be a…

Innovation and Pastoral awards finalists

Hot on the heels of Caterham’s shortlisting for the Times Educational Supplement Best Senior Independent School, the school has also been recognised in not one but two categories in the…

OC Chuk in cinemas now

Old Cat Chukwudi Iwuji is the new supervillain, a mad scientist called High Evolutionary, for Marvel Studios ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’. Chukwudi is an Associate Artist for the…


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