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 Annual Dinner 2020

Drapers' Hall, Throgmorton Street, London EC2N 2AN
Old Caterhamians, Old Cats, OCA

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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 Will Moy has the Full Facts

We are sure that the sharp-eared amongst you have heard Old Cat Will Moy on the radio ensuring we all get the facts straight with the upcoming election. Will has…

Congratulations to team ‘Planet Eco’

Winners of the OCA Innovation and Collaboration Award 2019 The team of nine First Years collaborated to produce a prototype of an eco-friendly shampoo and packaging which was presented with…

OC Zach Wallace set for 2020 Olympics

Congratulations to Zach who was voted ‘man of the match’ at last weekend’s critical match against Malaysia to qualify Great Britain for the Olympics in Tokyo next year. Zach is…

Michael (OC 2015) wins the Sports 2000 Championship

Congratulations to OC Michael Gibbins who won the Sports 2000 Championship with a double win. Featured here in this week’s Surrey Mirror. Silverstone Race Report – 5/6 October 2019 Qualifying…

Launch of Cat Amongst the Pigeons Magazine

Over 150 parents and pupils enjoyed a wonderful evening celebrating the achievements and talents of our arts and humanities pupils on Monday. The evening marked the launch of the arts…

Youth MP OC Rory Moore speaking on BBC News

‘MPs should learn from young people’   Click here to see the BBC News item on 28 September 2019. Two members of the UK Youth Parliament, Rory Moore (OC 2019)…

Entrepreneurship & Investment Evening

A stunning city sunset was enjoyed by Sixth Form, Old Cats and parents attending the Caterham School Society Insight Evening into Entrepreneurship and Investment. Wells Fargo’s London HQ was the…

Medics Talk

Thank you to OC Dr Hannah Wright and Dr Richard Wright who returned to the School on the evening of the 16 September 2019 to deliver a presentation introducing medicine…


Congratulations to the Old Cats who collected their Gold DofE at St James Palace this week! https://t.co/SHzQsBE45L


Great to see so many Old Cats at the Boarders' Reunion. Hope you can make the next OC reunion on 6 March at Drapers… https://t.co/f2HvQjbbrr


This weeks #OmniaTuesday highlights our partnership with Clifton Hill. 'It was new and challenging yet extremely… https://t.co/jalc25khXd

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