One of the top co-educational schools in the country Caterham School is one of the leading co-educational HMC schools in the country. We are committed to providing an environment in which all pupils are challenged to be the best they can be and one in which pastoral care and well-being underpin academic, co-curricular and sporting excellence. The majority of our pupils are day pupils but we are also a thriving boarding community, which enriches the educational opportunity and experience for all. We believe in providing an education for life for all Caterhamians and we seek to ensure that the learning experience at our school blends the best of tradition with the exciting opportunities provided by new technology. Learning how to learn is a key facet of a Caterham education and is in our view an essential skill for life in the twenty-first century. We believe that a truly excellent school is about more than academic achievement alone: it is also about developing a passion for learning, a capacity for independent and critical thinking, self-awareness and resilience, self-confidence without arrogance and genuine interests that extend beyond the confines of the classroom. At Caterham School we focus on developing the whole person, aiming to ensure that each pupil leaves here ready for the challenges of life at university and beyond and understanding their responsibilities towards others. We want our pupils to leave Caterham well equipped to engage positively with a rapidly changing world as accomplished problem solvers and innovators, confident in their ability to lead and with a clear appreciation of and respect for the views and potential of others. In so doing we remain true to our founding Christian principles and values. All round the campus you will see signs of our confidence in the future with our modern Sports Centre and all-weather pitch, recently refurbished boarding accommodation, new assembly hall and theatre, and state of the art IT facilities. In 2008 we built a new North Wing to provide improved facilities for Sixth Form pupils and new facilities for the Health Centre. In 2013 we added two more science labs to bring the total to fifteen. All this situated on 200 acres in the beautiful, wooded Harestone Valley. Caterham School enjoys an enviable reputation for producing highly successful individual and team performances in a wide range of sports. Excellence is pursued wholeheartedly (with many pupils achieving county, national and international representative honours), but the aim is also to cater for every pupil, at his or her own level of ability and enthusiasm. The co-curricular programme is extensive and covers a wide range of activities including, but not limited to: music, drama, dance, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, languages, circus club, science, outdoor pursuits, go-karting, kit car club, chess and Warhammer.
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