Forthcoming Events

Supporting Our School

Online Christmas Raffle!

This is our only ‘event’ this Autumn term and we are aiming to try and not only match what we would usually raise by Christmas, but also cover the cost of many of the additional items which school has had to unexpectedly purchase in order to keep the school Covid-19 safe and ensure the continuation of teaching and learning to all.  We've set ourselves an ambitious target of raising £10,000 - please help us achieve it!

Raffle tickets are available to purchase now - go to the Payments section of your School Gateway account, put in the amount of money you would like to spend (anything from £1 up is gratefully received) and remember to put your full name or the person buying the tickets name and a phone number in the comment section so we can contact you if you win! If you would like to buy tickets but don’t have a School Gateway account please email PA Chair Anna Macey Michael PAChair@patesgs.org

Online Quiz 7pm 5th February 2021 - Save the Date!

Our annual highly competitive parents' and students' quiz goes online for the first time in 2021!  Entry costs £36 per team of up to 6 people. Further information as to how to book your team a place and how to pay online to follow soon.

Recent Events

PPA AGM Wednesday 7th October

Thank you to all of those parents who joined us for our first AGM on Zoom!  It was a great success!  Details of our half termly meetings can be found on the 'Who We Are' webpage.

Spring Fair Saturday 7th March 2020 10 am - 12.30 pm Hall, Gym, Sports Hall & Art Gallery

Our biggest fundraiser of the year saw us raising funds for the PE department - sport underpins so much that is precious at Pate's and the department pitched in to help us in amongst their sports fixtures on the field.  The bowling machine went down a storm and the 60 Second Netball Challenge was definitely a challenge that brought out the competitive spirit! The Year 7, 8 & 9 students excelled themselves on their stalls and shoppers were entertained by the School's Jazz Band who performed wonderfully.  The ever popular Cake Stall and Cafe did a roaring trade in refreshments and the paperless raffle went without a hitch!  Thank you so much for your support - a final figure raised will be released soon!

Pates Spring fair Flyer

PPA Quiz Friday 7th February 2020

A wonderful time was had by all 31 teams at the Monty Python themed quiz.  Competitors took advantage of BYO picnics and our bar to help fuel their quiz brains!  We raised over £2,000 and lots of fun was had by all!

Chinese New Year Celebration Sunday January 19th 2020

The Year of the Rat made its entry in style and was a wonderful celebration of Chinese culture!  We raised just over £1,140!  Thank you to the generosity of all those who donated food, time and performance skills to make this such a fantastic event!  Save the date for next year 28th February 2021.

PPA Christmas Bazaar Tuesday 26th November 2019

Thank you to all those parents/carers & grandparents who came out on a cold Tuesday evening to support the event - we raised an amazing £3,478.87!  The Year 7's did themselves proud, raising £1,052, with York the house that raised the most money on the night.  This was our first PA led event as a new committee and we were thrilled that it was such a fantastic success!