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 2019

Draper's 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

Moncrieff Jones Annual Christmas Lecture

Once again it was a packed hall full of pupils, parents, staff and Old Cats for the Moncrieff-Jones Annual Christmas Science Lecture. This year’s talk was by Mike Bonsall –…

OC Rhia enacting social change

Rhia Patel (OC 2011-2016) is using her year out during university to live and work in Buenos Aires for Delicias de Alicia, an organisation running educational cooking workshops for underprivileged…

OC Katie Atkins returned

This year Caterham’s production was In The Heights, an exciting blend of hip-hop and salsa from the sensational creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Katie Atkins (OC 2007) returned to school with her…

OC Tom Land inspires Sixth Form to check for cancer

Tom Land (OC 2001-2016), a zoologist from the University of Southampton, returned to school to explain to the Sixth Form the importance of checking for testicular cancer as well as being…

OC Day – Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday – Marking 100 Years For five days the senior cadets were busy selling poppies around school, and on Thursday they made their own personal tribute to the Old…


Experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs and investors from across the Caterham School community gathered at UBS’ London headquarters for a special networking evening, sponsored by the Old Caterhamians’ Association. UBS Economist…


On Thursday evening, over 100 pupils were involved with celebrating and exhibiting their wonderful work through the launch of the new arts and humanities magazine Cat Among the Pigeons. The…


The close of another successful school year was celebrated with Speech Day on 7 July 2018.  Elspeth Finch MBE, engineer and entrepreneur, was the School’s guest of honour and inspired…

Young OCs return for Uni Day

The School welcomed back eight Old Caterhamians (OC 2017) to school on 3 July, to enlighten Lower Sixth students on what to expect in their first year of university. They…


Blasts from your (not so distant) past! Join familiar faces at the OCA Annual Dinner. Reserve your seat for Drapers… https://t.co/1CGbNXynVp


Visit our Linkedin for today's #OmniaTuesday - A Legal Journey with OC Graeme Mew (OC 1968 - 1977). #mycaterhamhttps://t.co/jqL231Av6p

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