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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Humphreys Theatre, Caterham School
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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 Boarders’ Reunion

The OCA was delighted to host its third annual OC Boarders’ Reunion on Saturday 24 March. Current boarding staff shared a drink with former pupils of all ages – one…

OCA Annual Dinner

On Friday 16 March the Old Caterhamians Association held their Annual Dinner on HMS Belfast, and were delighted that Rosie Clarke (OC 2003 – 2010) agreed to be the keynote…

OCA London Networking Drinks

The London Capital Club was abuzz with Old Caterhamian networking on Thursday 1 February 2018. Old Cats working in a variety of industries, from business and education to medicine and…

Old Caterhamians, Caterham School, Elliot Hall

Elliot Hall (OC 2015–2016) England Squad

This is an incredible achievement for Elliot who becomes the school’s first international representative in Rugby League, following in the footsteps of our Director of Sport, Mr Rob Clarke, who…


The last tweet from your VP who’s been running this Twitter feed for the last three years To paraphrase Elvis🕺 cou… https://t.co/oXZC5wswtg


But did anybody else have green glitter shoes & a kilt! #OldCats https://t.co/wkLq7eL5Y7


And we had a @TeamGB athlete https://t.co/eg6mHyf1QP

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