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 Hong Kong Reception 2019

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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

Oxbridge Evening

Four OCs, Lucie Prego (OC 2016), Sophie Dawson (OC 2018), Amy Hill (OC 2018), Anna Gardner (OC 2019), returned to the school this week to appear on a panel of…

All the Nines Reunion lunch

Old Cats from the Classes of 1959 through to 2009 returned to school for a nostalgic lunch in the Wilberforce Hall (formerly known as the Dining Hall) with former classmates…

OCA Summer Sports Afternoon

We were fortunate that the weather stayed dry for an entertaining afternoon of cricket on Home Field. The OCs won the cup back from the School’s win last year. Cricket…

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,…

Boarders Class of 2019 Leaving Dinner

This year we say goodbye to 50 Upper Sixth Boarders, who recently celebrated their wonderful time living at Caterham School by sharing a sumptuous meal in the Wilberforce Hall  with…


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Listening to John Humph’s last broadcast and thinking too of OC Stephen Bonarjee founder of R4 Today programme. @Caterham_School


Advice to our young OCs & Entreps from Steve Castle - “now is the time just do it. A start up is like a mini MBA. S… https://t.co/gt0SlZOpIF

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