Making £nds Meet

We need your help to raise £165,000 by the end of August 2021!

Back in 2015 when we really started to feel significant financial pressures as a result of decreasing Government funding, we took positive steps and launched our Making £nds Meet appeal to counteract these continuing funding shortfalls.

The response from our Pate’s community has been incredible and in just 5 years together we have raised over £960,000! The difference this has made to the student experience during this time has been immeasurable.

Even though we’ll be receiving some additional central government funding over the next few years, it won’t be until 2022/23 that we will start to experience funding levels similar to that of 2009/10, so we will be continuing with our fundraising efforts for the foreseeable future. The income stream Making £nds Meet provides is vital - it allows us to deliver and maintain the same levels of academic excellence, pastoral provision and extra-curricular opportunities that we believe our students deserve, rather than having to make any sweeping cuts.

Once again, we’re calling on the generous support of our parents, alumni and the wider Pate’s community to help us achieve this year’s challenging goal of raising £165,000 by the end of August 2021.

If you feel you are able to support us in 2020/21 with a regular or single gift that would be wonderful, thank you.  It's easy to donate online using our Virgin Money Giving page or by downloading a donation form, just click on Donate Here below for all the information you need. By supporting our Making £nds Meet appeal you will be playing a significant part in the continued success of Pate’s – thank you on behalf of all our students.

Russel Ellicott
Head Master

If you would like more information about our donation options or need assistance with a query please get in touch with Alexandra Gregory in the Development Office:

Our thanks to everyone who has supported Making £nds Meet over the last 5 years: governors, parents, extended family, alumni, former parents, staff and former staff - we couldn't have done it without your help!

Thank you to all our 2020-21 Donors listed here


We asked a couple of our supporting parents if they could tell us why they donate to Pate's. Just click on the speech bubble to find out what they said.........


We would also like to thank the additional and ongoing support we receive from:

  • Our Parents' Association, through their refreshments service, raffles, events, endless creative ideas and 100 Club
  • Thomas Legal Group who sponsor various team PE kits
  • Our House Sponsors for 2020/21 - James Barry, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Matriks, Hazlewoods and Homeground Pharmacy
  • The Pate's Society (our alumni organisation)
  • The Diwali and Chinese new Year Celebrations
  • Those who have made an optional donation when purchasing a ticket for a school event through TicketSource
  • Those who donated refunds from trips or exam fees
  • Everyone who shops through the Easy Fundraising portal


If you have any complaints about how we run our fundraising appeal, please contact the Bursar, Stephen Locke here or telephone 01242 538252

"I am continually overwhelmed by, and incredibly grateful for the generosity of the Pate's community. My heartfelt thanks extend to everyone who has supported the school."

Head Master