Caterham School discovering the potential of each individual pupil


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Caterham School aims to provide an education for life by equipping students with the skills for life at university and beyond

Aerial view of Caterham School

Aerial view of Caterham School - Credit: Archant

Caterham School aims to provide an education for life by equipping every student with the skill sets that will hold them in good stead for a happy and successful future.

We live in a world that is changing rapidly. We recognise the need to prepare students for jobs that don’t exist yet, in which they will be using technologies that haven’t been invented to solve problems that have yet to be identified. Our view is that if education focuses simply on the passing on of knowledge and the examination of that knowledge, we would do our students a grave disservice. What we must do is nurture a skill set which holds our students in good stead for a future that none of us can predict.

Caterham Schools' Christmas Production of 'Hairspray'

Caterham Schools' Christmas Production of 'Hairspray' - Credit: PICTURE PARTNERSHIP

Part of that preparation starts with a recognition of the obvious; everyone is different and therefore each person’s learning style is bound to be unique too. We recognise the need for each pupil to understand how they learn best and how to think independently and creatively. Consequently we have introduced initiatives that are not subject-specific and can be applied across all areas of learning in a study skills programme that covers areas such as lateral thinking and courses on memorising, note-taking, speed reading and exam technique.

The curriculum is broad and balanced, offering rich and varied opportunities for the development of academic interest and intellectual curiosity. Our co-curriculum includes a wide range of enriching, enjoyable and challenging activities, which stimulate and develop the interests of each pupil.

Overall, the School aims to focus on developing the whole person, seeking to ensure that each pupil will be ready for the challenges of life at university and beyond.

This approach has a positive impact on A-level results: Caterham School is one of the top independent co-educational schools in England. All the students progress to university with over 85% going to one in the UK’s ‘top tier’.

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Academic, All Rounder, Art & Design, Performing Arts, Music and Sports scholarships are available and are based on assessment. Caterham Bursaries are also available for families who may be eligible for financial assistance.


For further details, to make an appointment to attend a Visitor Morning or to arrange a private visit, contact the Registrar. Telephone: + 44 (0)1883 335058,

Website: School, Harestone Valley Road • Caterham • Surrey • CR3 6YA

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