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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

OCA Autumn Sports Afternoon

In spite of the rain, Old Cats, staff, pupils and parents came together to cheer on the rugby and lacrosse. As always it is wonderful to see old friends and…

Remembrance Sunday 2021

Community Gathers to Remember The Caterham School community, including parents, Old Caterhamians and friends of the school gathered to remember the fallen on Sunday 14 November. It was wonderful to…

Old Cats Drinks at the Caterham School Fireworks

What a wonderful evening! Old Cats, staff and former staff caught up over drinks in the Wilberforce Hall before enjoying the spectacular Caterham School fireworks event. Titch pitch played host…

130th OCA AGM

The 130th Annual General Meeting of the Old Caterhamians’ Association was held via Zoom on Monday 1 March 2021 at 7.00pm Minutes for 130th OCA AGM, 1 March 2021 Please…

PM & UN recognise OC Rory Moore

Congratulations to OC Rory Moore (OC 2019) recognised by the Prime Minister and United Nations for the impact of his inspiring volunteering work in response to the Covid pandemic. Rory…

Caterham’s Historical Figures: William Wilberforce

By the Junior History Society Thursday 4th February 2021   William Wilberforce was a philanthropist, politician and activist, a person who would lay foundations for further human rights. His influence…

OCA, Old Cats, Caterham School, Notable Alumni

Chuk returns for The Split 3

Looking forward to seeing OC Chuk Iwuji back on our screens as Zander Hale with BBC One’s announcement of the third and final series of its popular legal drama The…

Cats on the Move – Join In!

Out on the move? Click here to share your photos or perhaps a motivational message on the Caterham Connected platform.   Join Old Cats, pupils and staff as we all…

Lockdown Reading Inspiration

Focussing on what we can do, and making choices can really help during lockdown. One thing that the here and now offers up is more time to read – and…

Call for new OCA Committee Members

Dear Old Cat 2020 was quite a year, no matter your age, occupation or geography the pandemic has had a profound impact on all of our lives. I am pleased…




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