Caterham School

About Caterham School

Learning at Caterham School is an exciting adventure, full of opportunities for personal development, achievement and enjoyment. Caterham School believes that all pupils can be successful in an environment which is caring, optimistic and encouraging.  The results are a testament to the uniquely supportive environment that is Caterham School’s hallmark.

Caterham School is a happy school which provides an atmosphere that supports pupils and enables their success, their development of character and wellbeing.  This supportive environment ensures that by the time Caterhamians leave the school they are intellectually curious and emotionally intelligent thinkers, eager to engage with the world around them.

The Harestone Valley, set in the Surrey Hills, provides a stunning location for the School’s extensive campus. Caterham School benefits from 200 acres including sports fields, woodland, high ropes course and outdoor learning centre.  Facilities matter because they enable the best teaching and learning to take place. At Caterham School, the pupils benefit from inspiring Victorian architecture complimented with purpose-built facilities including a science complex, a Sports Centre with indoor pool, fitness centre and double space sports hall, a new Centre for Performing Arts encompassing two theatres and a dance studio, the Maggs Library and a dedicated Digital Innovation Centre.

Boarding at Caterham School

Caterham School has a thriving and long-standing boarding community. An experienced and dedicated team of staff ensures a warm and caring atmosphere across all boarding houses. Caterham offers either full or weekly boarding, with everyone benefiting from the warmth of community, academic excellence and breadth and quality of sport and co-curricular activities that are the signature of a Caterham education.

Boarding at Caterham is an enjoyable and beneficial experience, full of opportunities for discovery and personal development. The school supports and encourages our boarders to grow as confident and responsible young people, ready for education and ready for life in every direction. They live and work together in a relaxed, friendly, family environment. Whether boarding or day, all pupils are fully integrated into the School, with everyone benefitting from the wrap-around care and support provided.


Type of School Co-educational
School Address Caterham School, Harestone Valley Rd, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6YA
Number of Pupils 1265
Number of Boarders 165
Age Range 3-18
Religious Tradition Protestant (United Reformed Church)
Distance from Airports

Gatwick – 14 miles (22 minutes)

Distance from London

18 miles (56 minutes)

Educational Programmes

GCSE; A Level;

Co-Curricular Programmes

We are proud that there is no typical ‘Caterham’ pupil. We encourage individuality and diversity in our community and this is evidenced by the vast range of performances, clubs, activities and trips on offer.

Our extensive co-curricular provision, which includes Music, Drama, CCF, Charity, Clubs & Activities, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Outdoor Learning, allows pupils to learn new skills, helps our young people find what makes them tick and what brings them joy beyond academic study. We expect all pupils to involve themselves in at least one co-curricular activity each term. Many activities are run during lunch break and others take place after school, in the evening or on Saturday mornings. For those pupils who travel to school by coach, our network of late buses allows them to access after school activities.