On Monday 18th January 1892, eight girls between the ages of eight and fifteen, started their first day at a new school, Eothen School in Caterham. Under the leadership of two young women in their early 20s, Catharine and Winifred Pye, they started in one small house.
By 1897, the first boarders arrived and the main school was built. One hundred years later, there was a collection of eight buildings, some of them quite substantial in size, 315 girls and 32 staff, still on the same site which had expanded to more than six acres.
In September 1995 Eothen School, merged with Caterham School.
Most of our Eothen old girls live in different parts of the world and treasure fond memories of the small, friendly school in Caterham Valley. The Eothen Old Girls’ Association (EOGA) has a membership in excess of 500, consisting of both former students and staff, about 100 of whom regularly attend our reunions.
A newsletter is produced every two years with photos, news and memories and contributions are always welcome. We are also very happy to help where possible in reuniting old friends – if we can be of assistance, please do get in touch.