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PUBLISHED: 14:48 23 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:49 23 March 2016


The lowdown on some of the latest happenings at Caterham School

Ceri Jones joined Caterham School as Headmaster following 10 years as Second Master at Tonbridge School

Life at Caterham is about much more than our record breaking exam results, and 2016 is no exception. In the past few months we have welcomed world leading experts to sell-out science society talks; launched our pupil lead politics magazine in the heart of Whitehall and seen national success on the stage and sports field. This summer will see pupils support charity and community projects in Surrey, London and across the UK, in addition to travelling to Tanzania, Nicaragua and Romania on the School’s annual charitable expeditions. Caterham’s own high ropes course will be in action as students challenge themselves both inside and outside the classroom. Following the opening of our new all-weather pitch in January, our new flagship Performing Arts Centre will open ready for September.

Of course, there are lots of things that make a school great – teachers, traditions, facilities, sporting and cultural provision to name a few. However, a school is nothing without pupils and it is the pupils that make Caterham such an exceptional place.

Ceri Jones, Headmaster

Caterham School Receives Accolade from Apple

Caterham School has once again been recognised as a leading school for its application of technology in teaching and learning. The School is one of only three UK schools to be formally accredited as an Apple Distinguished School.

The School has established a best practice programme to integrate the use of iPads by all pupils alongside traditional teaching methods. Pupils use iPads in a range of innovative ways, including receiving instructive and interactive verbal marking and feedback on homework via their iPads. 

West End Stage for Caterham Choirs

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Caterham pupils from the School’s many choirs performed at the Lyceum Theatre, the home of the hit West End show ‘The Lion King’. The piece was Zimbe! a choral work by one of Britain’s most exciting composers, Alexander L’Estrange, who conducted the pupils’ West End performance.

The Lyceum performance was in addition to a packed programme of spring concerts and recitals held at the School.

Parliamentary Launch

Whitehall’s Royal United Services Institute was the prestigious venue for the successful launch of our Sixth Form pupils’ politics magazine Preview. An audience of distinguished guests from Parliament, alongsie pupils, parents and staff, enjoyed a keynote address by the Rt Hon Crispin Blunt, MP for Reigate.

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Arabian Nights and ‘MAD’ Live

A 49-strong cast of pupils took to the stage to perform in Dominic Cooke’s adaptation of Arabian Nights. The First to Fourth Year pupils dazzled audiences with six magical stories told through song, dance, physical theatre, puppetry and superb acting.

A sell-out audience was entertained at MAD (Music and Dance) Live – Caterham’s showcase dance and music event. A wide range of music and dance genres ensured a brilliant evening which also raised funds for charity. 

Sporting Success

The opening of Caterham School’s new astro turf in January, by Team GB Hockey star Alex Danson, began a term of sporting success.

Sixth Form pupil Sam Talbot won the Heptathlon Title at the England Indoor Combined Events Senior/U20 Championships with 5510 points, the second best of all time by a British junior. The 1st XII finished the Lacrosse season as semi-finalists in the National Schools Lacrosse teams beating teams from across England and Scotland.

Caterham’s U16B Hockey team completed a remarkable unbeaten run of 32 matches stretching back to January 2013. The boys’ astonishing winning streak has seen 30 victories and only 2 draws with a total of 148 scored against just six conceded.

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