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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

Caterham Enrichment

The fascinating series of Academic Shorts from teachers, pupils and Old Caterhamians continues apace. The insight, depth of knowledge and genuine passion continues across a broad range of subjects. Below are just…


The new webpage on the School website where the whole Caterham community can get involved in challenges, quizzes, insights during the lockdown – check here to see the latest initiatives….

Support for the NHS

BEECH HANGER SUPPORT Beech Hanger boarding pupils and their families have provided nearly 400 face masks since the Easter weekend which have already been delivered to the NHS. A further…

OC Tom Land Presents Galapagos

Former president of the Moncrieff Jones Society, Tom Land has a career in natural history film making in his sights. Passionate about science and wildlife, he graduated with a first-class…


We are incredibly proud of Old Caterhamian Professor Nicholas Hart for his amazing, lifesaving work treating Boris Johnson and so many coronavirus patients in his role at Guys and St…

Best-selling Author OC Lara Maiklem

Lara Maiklem (OC 1989) published Mudlarking in 2019 to huge critical acclaim: – Sunday Times Bestseller – BBC Radio 4 Book of the Month and Book of the Year –…

OC Matt Jones stars in Max Justice

Matt Jones (OC 1980-1984) is currently starring in the latest web series of short films Max Justice on YouTube. Click here to watch Matt in Episode 3 Struggling screenwriter Matt…

OCA Annual Dinner 2020

Another spectacular Evening! OCA Annual Dinner 2020 Following the overwhelmingly positive feedback of last year’s OCA Annual Dinner, Old Cats enjoyed another memorable evening at the breathtakingly beautiful Drapers’ Hall….

Gold DofE Congratulations to OCs

Congratulations to the Old Cats who attended their Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award Presentation at St James Palace this week! With three progressive levels, the Gold Award is the pinnacle…

Chuk Iwuji in BBC Drama

Old Cat Chuk Iwuji stars as Alex ‘Zander’ Hale, director of Noble & Hale, in the popular BBC series legal drama, The Split. Series 2 currently being aired on BBC…


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