Who We Are

Welcome to all Pate’s parents from the Pate's Parents’ Association (PPA) Committee!

The committee is a team of parents such as yourselves elected to keep the PPA on the move. By the very fact that you are a Pate’s parent you are already a member of the PPA, a registered charity.

Our aim is to do all we can to advance the education of our children by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities for education at the School – this means lots of fundraising which in turn needs lots of volunteers and support from our members! Our aim is to keep you informed of our fundraising activities and to make it is easy as possible for you to volunteer to help at school events.  We are open to all offers of help - please feel free to email us with ideas, suggestions, offers and thoughts.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Meet the PPA Team:

We hold Committee Meetings every half term and hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the autumn term each year.  From September, our committee meetings will take place on site and we will also offer a Zoom option to those members who want to be involved from home. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 3rd November 7 pm - 8 pm in the Art Gallery.  Our AGM will be held on Tuesday 19th October 6.30 pm - 8 pm in the Art Gallery with refreshments afterwards.  If you would like to come along to either of these events or would like to join on Zoom, we would love to see you and just ask that you please register your interest to PASecretary@patesgs.org

The committee positions of Chair, Vice Chair, 100 Club and Uniform will be up for election as those committee members will be stepping down at the AGM in October.  We encourage any Pate's parent interested in these roles to please get in touch. Please email PAChair@patesgs.org for further details.

Want to Know More?

Minutes of committee meetings can be found here:

Download 8th July 2021

Download 12th May 2021

Download 10th March 2021

Download 4th November 2020

Download 22nd September 2020

Download 21st May 2020

Download 14th January 2020

Download 13th November 2019

Download 4th September 2019

Download 5th June 2019

Download 29th April 2019

Download 4th March 2019

Download 14th January 2019

Download 14th November 2018

Download 5th September 2018

Download 13th June 2018


Minutes from previous Pate's Parents’ Association AGM meetings and Annual Reports are available here:

Annual Report 2019-2020

Download AGM 2019 Minutes

Download PA Annual Report (2018 - 2019)

Download AGM 2018 Minutes

Download PA Annual Report (2017 - 2018)

Download AGM 2017 Minutes

Download PA Annual Report (2016 - 2017)


We issue a newsletter every summer which highlights donations to school, fund raising events and social activities.  Below are links to recent editions:

Download Summer 2021 edition

Download Summer 2020 edition

Download Summer 2019 edition

Download Summer 2018 edition

Download Summer 2017 edition

Download Summer 2016 edition