Connections Lead to Opportunities
The Pate’s Society was formed to incorporate, in one organisation, the societies of former pupils of Pate’s Grammar School for Girls and Cheltenham Grammar School for Boys. The society came into being in 1986 when the Girls’ School vacated its premises in Albert Road to share the Boys’ School building in Princess Elizabeth Way, to become the alumni organisation representing former pupils of all three schools. A very warm welcome awaits any former pupils wishing to join the Society.
The Pate’s Society is now looking to the future to ensure it evolves to benefit former pupils from the current Pate’s Grammar School and both of its single sex predecessors, whether through social events or networking opportunities. It also exists to help support Pate’s in a variety of ways. The Society ensures that joining Pate’s Grammar School can be a lifetime involvement in the school and its community. We are ready to warmly welcome the young men and women who leave Pate’s each year; once a Patesian, always a Patesian.
The Pate’s Society is also responsible for the school archives, a treasure chest of old school records, publications and photos. Further information can be found on the dedicated archives page.
How to join the Society
Please join the Society, whenever you left school. It costs £10 per annum. A membership form can be downloaded here (pdf) and forwarded to the Membership Secretary, c/o Pate's Grammar School, Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham, GL51 0HG.
If you join the Society in the same calendar year in which you leave the school, you can enjoy the benefits of discounted membership rates for life of £5 per annum. Please use this application here (pdf).
If you would like to be involved with the committee or have ideas for events, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Shirley Park here or call for a chat 01242 538283
The Committee and Meetings
President Russel Ellicott, Head Master, Pate’s Grammar School
Vice Presidents David Barnes, Former Headmaster, Richard Kemp Former Headmaster, Robert MacDonald, Head Master, Richard Pate School, Rosemary Donnelly, Former Chair, Shaun Fenton, Former Headmaster
Chair: Simon Cook (PSocChair@patesgs.org)
Secretary: Maggie Cowie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Membership Secretary / Treasurer: Colin Chandler (PSocTreasurer@patesgs.org)
Patesian Editor: Jen Cockett Media Co-ordinator (PSocMedia@patesgs.org)
Events Organiser: Cara Battle (PSocEvents@patesgs.org)
Archives: Maggie Cowie and Rob Rimell, (email@example.com)
School Staff Representative: Shirley Park (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01242 538283)
Minutes of the last AGM (2017) can be downloaded here
For more information on upcoming events, including The Pate's Society Annual Lunch please click here
"Joining the Pate's Society when I left was really important to me, it will be a way to keep in touch with a school that has meant so much to me" (Pate's Alumni)