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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

Remembrance Sunday 2022

This week saw the Corps proud and humble in its connection to the Armed Forces as it marked the Armistice. For five days, senior cadets were busy selling poppies around…

OCA Autumn Sports Afternoon 2022

We were delighted to see so many Old Cats back to play in our annual Old Cats rugby and lacrosse matches. This year it wasn’t just the recent leavers playing…

OC Nick’s marathon against the odds

Old Cats Nick Fletcher and Kieren Unwin took on the London Marathon this year raising for the charity ‘Headway’ who helped Nick get his life back against all the odds…

In Memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Caterham School has established a digital Book of Condolence for our former Queen, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II so that anyone from our global community of parents, pupils and Old…

International Showjumper OC Faye Potter

Faye is currently competing internationally in showjumping, including the Sunshine Tour in Spain, Vilamoura, Sentower Park in Belgium, multiple international competitions in England and most recently the Global Champions Tour…

Congratulations Hanro & the England team

Representing England, Hanro Rossouw (OC 2014) and his team were victorious at the European Touch Rugby Championships hosted in Nottingham this Summer.  Some photos of the championships below (click on photo…

PA Summer Ball

A huge thanks must go to the Parents’ Association Casino Night Summer Ball Committee for organising such a fabulous evening. It was wonderful to see so many leavers, parents, Old…

OCA Summer Sports Afternoon

OCs v School Cricket School 168/10 (15.2 overs) v OCs 146/9 (20 overs) School won by 22 runs Match Report As people began to disperse from the Speech Day tent,…

Speech Day 2022

Be stubbornly optimistic was the inspiring challenge laid down to Caterhamiams of all ages by stellar Speech Day guest of honour Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock. The space scientist and presenter of…

Cricketers Trophy 2022

Match Report for 2022 Old Cats were drawn away at Old Priorians, unfortunately with only 10 men on the day. Bowling first, Old Priorians got off to a flyer, with…



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