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Super & Classic Car Sunday 2024

It was wonderful to meet so many car owners and their vehicles, at the second Super Car Sunday at Caterham School.  Thank you to everyone for helping us make a…

OCs over 60s Christmas Lunch

We were delighted to be joined by OCs from 1953 through to 1981 joined together for the annual over 60’s Christmas lunch. This year it took place at The Oyster…

INSIGHT EVENING – THE FUTURE OF LAW

CaterhamConnected returned to Glaziers’ Hall in London for our autumn Insight Evening, this time on the topic of Innovating Law. Leading the evening were six of our CaterhamConnected members who…

OC GOLF SOCIETY WINTER MEETING

The Old Caterhamians’ Golfing Society held its seventh Winter Meeting at Walton Heath Golf Club on Friday 10 November – the first event of Old Cats weekend. Having hosted the…

FIREWORKS 2023

More than 100 Old Cats from across the generations gathered for drinks in the Wilberforce Hall before stepping out into the cold night air and enjoying a spectacular firework display…

CATERHAM HISTORY FESTIVAL

A stellar line up of historians and authors joined us for Caterham’s first History Festival on Saturday 18 November. A packed audience comprised students from across the Southeast, including our…

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF RUGBY

On 17 November we welcomed back our rugby players and coaches of the past to celebrate 100 years of rugby being played on our iconic Home Field. Celebrating the successes…

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

The Caterham School community, including parents, Old Caterhamians and friends of the school gathered to remember the fallen on Sunday 13 November. Music for the Remembrance Service was provided by…

40 Year Reunion

Come as you are. And a mighty crowd did just that. We are all 40 years on since school days but what an outpouring of friendship, camaraderie, love and pride…

OC Hockey – Haileybury 6-a-side

On Sunday 17th September, a seasoned cadre of Old Cats travelled up to Haileybury School for the annual 6 a side hockey tournament. Long before first push back, disaster struck….

Treasures Unveiled in Middle Temple

Our School Archivist explores the archives of Middle Temple … At the kind invitation of our President and eminent barrister, David Kinnear, I accompanied him on a fascinating visit to…

OC Rosie at Brighton Fringe

Rosie Dell (OC 2004) is currently performing her one woman play, God on High, at the Brighton Fringe,  until 4 June 2023.   God on High is a play by Rhoda…

OC Cricket at Hillfields

It was a pleasure to host the Cricketer Trophy this year at Hillfields. MATCH REPORT FOR 2023 CRICKETER TROPHY In the First Round, Old Cats faced Old Hamptonians. On a…

Gold for OC Megan

Megan Denton (OC 2022) was invited to Buckingham Palace this week to collect her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Megan said “It was an incredibly rewarding event to be a…

Innovation and Pastoral awards finalists

Hot on the heels of Caterham’s shortlisting for the Times Educational Supplement Best Senior Independent School, the school has also been recognised in not one but two categories in the…

OC Chuk in cinemas now

Old Cat Chukwudi Iwuji is the new supervillain, a mad scientist called High Evolutionary, for Marvel Studios ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’. Chukwudi is an Associate Artist for the…

Trip down memory lane

The history of Caterham School was brought to life as OCs from 1944 through to 1979 shared their school experiences with pupils at the OCA’s Over 60’s Summer Reunion. A…

OC Stuart Connick MBE

Congratulations to Old Cat Stuart Connick (Class of 2008) who was awarded an MBE in this year’s honours list for his services to British foreign policy.

Old Cats Tennis  

Tennis D’Abernon Cup 2023 OCs Hamish Cunningham and Harry Copley represented the Old Caterhamians at the prestigious D’Abernon Cup this year. They played an excellent tournament but were pipped at…

Boarders Reunion 2023

Wonderful to see so many boarders reunited with their Caterham family in London. It was an extra special reunion this year to celebrate Marie Dodwell’s 25th Anniversary as Matron of…

Positive Influencers Insight Evening

A London venue packed full of positive influencers enthused Sixth Form pupils, alumni and parents at our latest CaterhamConnected Insight Evening. See video of the evening We were honoured to…

Hong Kong reunion

Wonderful to gather Old Cats for a reunion in Hong Kong again – first time since 2019!

Old Cats Spring Sports Day

A great day for sports and catching up with old friends and teachers at the School. It was wonderful to welcome back so many Old Cats to play hockey, netball…

Super Car Sunday

For this year’s Old Cats sports day we hosted a fabulous display of classic and super cars. It was wonderful to see the whole Caterham School community enjoying the day….

ELLA’S MARATHON EFFORT TO KEEP DAD WALKING

Huge good luck from the whole Caterham School community to Lower Sixth Form pupil Ella who is training to run two half-marathons this month, all to raise funds for her…

Calls to our Old Cats continue

Sixth Form pupils continue to call our Old Cats over the age of 80 to update and reminisce together about Caterham School. The initiative started over the first lock down…

579 Pairs of Sal’s Shoes off to new feet

Massive thank you to all who donated last week to the Sal’s Shoes collection. In addition to all the shoes, we delivered several sacks of old style sports kit which…

DELIGHTED DOZEN RECEIVE OXBRIDGE OFFERS

Twelve Caterham pupils are celebrating receiving an offer from Cambridge or Oxford University.  The dozen offers span a broad range of subjects including Medicine, Mathematics, Classics, English and Theology. A…

Mudlarking with the Times

Old Cat Lara Maiklem is joined by Times photographer Richard Pohle on one of her mudlarking adventures – but the stench of the 21st century gave him more than he…

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…

La reunión 2016

Class of 2016 keep up an annual reunion with the Spanish department. This year was their fifth reunion. Five out of seven of these Old Cats went on to study…

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…

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…

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…

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL SUCCESS FOR ALDI H

Some Old Cats were fortunate enough to hear Aldi perform at the OCA Dinner at Drapers Hall. Caterham School Music Department are delighted to share news that Aldi H (Upper…

Santa’s Helpers need Help

As Caterham pupils are unable to take on their traditional role as Santa’s Helpers for Caterham Rotary’s Christmas door-to-door charity collections this year, we would be so grateful if you…

OCA Day ‘Question of Sport’

Once again great to see so many Old Cats joining the OCA Day ‘Question of Sport’ Instagram Quiz. Congratulations to the winners of prizes donated by the OCA: 1st prize:…

Pupils and Old Cats Connect in Lockdown

Laughter and good cheer filled the phone lines this week as Sixth Form pupils continued their calls to our most senior Old Caterhamians.  Helping to combat lockdown loneliness, the weekly…

OC Global Fundraiser Update

For the last OCA day, Sunday 8 November, over 160 OCs took part in a fundraising event for former teacher Mr Patterson. The aim was to travel around the entire…

OC Fundraiser for OCA Day

This Sunday 8 November (as it’s an OC’s day) a large group of OCs are going to try and run, walk, swim or cycle the cumulative distance around Ireland (around…

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…

CaterhamConnected

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…

PM PAYS TRIBUTE TO OC PROF. NICHOLAS HART

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…

OC Will Moy has the Full Facts

We are sure that the sharp-eared amongst you have heard Old Cat Will Moy on the radio ensuring we all get the facts straight with the upcoming election. Will has…

Congratulations to team ‘Planet Eco’

Winners of the OCA Innovation and Collaboration Award 2019 The team of nine First Years collaborated to produce a prototype of an eco-friendly shampoo and packaging which was presented with…

Remembrance Day Memories

If you would like to share your memories on this page, please just email oldcats@caterhamschool.co.uk What does Remembrance Day mean to the Caterham School community…   “For me, remembrance is…

Michael (OC 2015) wins the Sports 2000 Championship

Congratulations to OC Michael Gibbins who won the Sports 2000 Championship with a double win. Featured here in this week’s Surrey Mirror. Silverstone Race Report – 5/6 October 2019 Qualifying…

Launch of Cat Amongst the Pigeons Magazine

Over 150 parents and pupils enjoyed a wonderful evening celebrating the achievements and talents of our arts and humanities pupils on Monday. The evening marked the launch of the arts…

Youth MP OC Rory Moore speaking on BBC News

‘MPs should learn from young people’   Click here to see the BBC News item on 28 September 2019. Two members of the UK Youth Parliament, Rory Moore (OC 2019)…

Entrepreneurship & Investment Evening

A stunning city sunset was enjoyed by Sixth Form, Old Cats and parents attending the Caterham School Society Insight Evening into Entrepreneurship and Investment. Wells Fargo’s London HQ was the…

Medics Talk

Thank you to OC Dr Hannah Wright and Dr Richard Wright who returned to the School on the evening of the 16 September 2019 to deliver a presentation introducing medicine…

Oxbridge Evening

Four OCs, Lucie Prego (OC 2016), Sophie Dawson (OC 2018), Amy Hill (OC 2018), Anna Gardner (OC 2019), returned to the school this week to appear on a panel of…

All the Nines Reunion lunch

Old Cats from the Classes of 1959 through to 2009 returned to school for a nostalgic lunch in the Wilberforce Hall (formerly known as the Dining Hall) with former classmates…

OCA Summer Sports Afternoon

We were fortunate that the weather stayed dry for an entertaining afternoon of cricket on Home Field. The OCs won the cup back from the School’s win last year. Cricket…

OC Harrison Osterfield in Catch-22

OC Harrison Osterfield plays Snowden in the new TV series Catch-22 directed by George Clooney which had its debut on Channel 4, 9pm Thursday 20 June. Catch-22, the 1961 novel…

OC Katie Mercer on U.S. unis

Having just graduated from the University of Michigan, Katie Mercer (OC 2016) returned to share her experiences of studying at an American university. She offered some invaluable tips on how…

The Oxbridge Process with OC Vincent Man

A selection of Lower Sixth Economists were put through their paces during an inspiring workshop led by OC Vincent Man. The Oxbridge process is a daunting one but the hopeful…

Podium finishes for Michael Gibbons (OC 2015)

In the past few months, Michael has been smashing his way to the top of the Sports 2000 championship. In Hockenheim, Germany, he gained podium finishes in all three races,…

Boarders Class of 2019 Leaving Dinner

This year we say goodbye to 50 Upper Sixth Boarders, who recently celebrated their wonderful time living at Caterham School by sharing a sumptuous meal in the Wilberforce Hall  with…

James Glancy (OC 2001) elected MEP

Congratulations to James Glancy for winning the recent EU Elections and becoming a Member of the European Parliament representing South West England.

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