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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.


OCA BBQ 2022

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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

Over 60s Summer Reunion at School

The history of Caterham School was brought to life as OCs from 1953 through to 1979 shared their school experiences with Third Year pupils at the OCA’s Over 60’s Summer…

OC New York Reunion

The Headmaster and Will Pine OC hosted a dinner in New York for the newly founded American Friends alumni group. It was great to see OCs who left Caterham School from…

OC Chuk returns for The Split

Old Cat Chukwudi Iwuji will be back on our screens as Zander Hale for Season 3 of BBC’s The Split, returning us to the world of London’s high-end divorce circuit…

Old Cats Hockey back at school

It was great to see the leavers from 2015 back at school on Friday 25th March to play against the 1st XI. The enjoyment from the school and the Old Cats…

OC Laxcats BUCs Champions

Congratulations to Old Cats Thompson, Lack and Lloyd on their Nottingham Uni BUCs Championship win   What amazing role models for our Laxcats!   You can watch the whole match on…

Congratulations to OC Matt Foulds

Currently playing for Spain, OC Matt Foulds and his team have qualified for the Rugby World Cup 2023. The first time Spain have qualified since 1999. For more information and…

OCA Boarders Reunion

What a wonderful evening as Old Cats from around the country came to together to be reunited with their boarding families in a cosy London pub. Click here to view…

OCA Spring Sports Afternoon 2022

Wall to wall sunshine welcomed recent leavers and Old Cats of all generations back to school for the Spring Term Old Cats sports weekend. A wonderful day of sport across…

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…


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