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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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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


Some Old Cats were fortunate enough to hear Aldi perform at the OCA Dinner at Drapers Hall. Caterham School Music Department are delighted to share news that Aldi H (Upper…

Santa’s Helpers need Help

As Caterham pupils are unable to take on their traditional role as Santa’s Helpers for Caterham Rotary’s Christmas door-to-door charity collections this year, we would be so grateful if you…

OCA Day ‘Question of Sport’

Once again great to see so many Old Cats joining the OCA Day ‘Question of Sport’ Instagram Quiz. Congratulations to the winners of prizes donated by the OCA: 1st prize:…

Pupils and Old Cats Connect in Lockdown

Laughter and good cheer filled the phone lines this week as Sixth Form pupils continued their calls to our most senior Old Caterhamians.  Helping to combat lockdown loneliness, the weekly…

OC Global Fundraiser Update

For the last OCA day, Sunday 8 November, over 160 OCs took part in a fundraising event for former teacher Mr Patterson. The aim was to travel around the entire…

OC Fundraiser for OCA Day

This Sunday 8 November (as it’s an OC’s day) a large group of OCs are going to try and run, walk, swim or cycle the cumulative distance around Ireland (around…

Caterham Enrichment

The fascinating series of Academic Shorts from teachers, pupils and Old Caterhamians continues apace. The insight, depth of knowledge and genuine passion continues across a broad range of subjects. Below are just…


The new webpage on the School website where the whole Caterham community can get involved in challenges, quizzes, insights during the lockdown – check here to see the latest initiatives….

Support for the NHS

BEECH HANGER SUPPORT Beech Hanger boarding pupils and their families have provided nearly 400 face masks since the Easter weekend which have already been delivered to the NHS. A further…

OC Tom Land Presents Galapagos

Former president of the Moncrieff Jones Society, Tom Land has a career in natural history film making in his sights. Passionate about science and wildlife, he graduated with a first-class…



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