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.


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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 plays Snowden in the new TV series Catch-22 directed by George Clooney which had its debut on Channel 4, 9pm Thursday 20 June. Catch-22, the 1961 novel…

OC Katie Mercer on U.S. unis

Having just graduated from the University of Michigan, Katie Mercer (OC 2016) returned to share her experiences of studying at an American university. She offered some invaluable tips on how…

The Oxbridge Process with OC Vincent Man

A selection of Lower Sixth Economists were put through their paces during an inspiring workshop led by OC Vincent Man. The Oxbridge process is a daunting one but the hopeful…

Podium finishes for Michael Gibbons (OC 2015)

In the past few months, Michael has been smashing his way to the top of the Sports 2000 championship. In Hockenheim, Germany, he gained podium finishes in all three races,…

James Glancy (OC 2001) elected MEP

Congratulations to James Glancy for winning the recent EU Elections and becoming a Member of the European Parliament representing South West England.

First-hand History Lesson for Third Years

The history of Caterham School was brought to life as OCs from 1943 through to 1975 shared their school experiences with Third Year pupils at the OCA’s Over 60’s Summer…

From Caterham to the White House

US and Middle East politics expert, and Old Caterhamian, Geoffrey Kemp returned to school to give a fascinating Spring Term CSS Lecture entitled ‘From Caterham to the White House.’ Geoffrey Kemp…

CSS Insight Evening: Legal Dramas v. Reality

The Law Society provided a handsome venue as Sixth Formers, Old Cats and parents networked at the CSS Insight Evening, focussing this time on the reality of working in law…

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…


Perfect weather today for the OCA Summer Sports Afternoon - if you're in the area, please join us to watch cricket… https://t.co/9nP0VMCRZO


Tonight on BBC 2 at 11pm - Watch out for 'Tonight With Vladimir Putin' written by and starring Nathaniel Tapley (OC… https://t.co/5qUXaR8KXy

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