Caterham's 200-acre estate is full of mod-cons and lovely looking buildings. The lovely campus includes sports fields, woodland, a high ropes course and an outdoor learning centre all just twenty minutes’ drive from Gatwick and a short walk from the local station, with several trains an hour into London.
Academically, Caterham is up there with the big guns and despite the strong academic performance the school does not feel like a hothouse. Consistently featuring within the top 20 of our co-ed boarding school league table over the last few years the school is only growing in reputation. Extra-curricular activities are aplenty with oodles of space for the traditional and the niche like orienteering and camping expeditions.
Learning at Caterham School is an adventure, full of opportunities for personal development, achievement and enjoyment in an environment which is caring, optimistic and encouraging.
Would Caterham School be suitable for my child?
Caterham School welcomes pupils of all faiths, cultures, races and family backgrounds. Largely a day school the majority of pupils do not board. The option of weekly boarding is being taken up by an increasingly number of students, largely due to the school’s proximity to the capital.
Caterham School is academically selective and competition for places is quite high, so applicants need to be able to offer something special.
How can I apply to Caterham School?
Pupils can join Caterham School at 11+, 13+ or 16+ and occasionally may join at other points. You can apply as soon as you wish, but for most pupils there is no need to apply until the autumn of the year before entry.
Students join Caterham from a wide range of local prep and state schools. Caterham also has its own associated prep school, with a large proportion of students moving straight into the senior school.
Please do get in touch with us to find out how to apply for Caterham School.