Parents' Association

About Bexley Grammar School Parents’ Association

(Reg Charity No 278843)

Bexley Grammar School Parents’ Association is a lively, friendly and very welcoming group who arrange opportunities for other parents and students to socialise and have fun, whilst raising funds to benefit the students of Bexley Grammar School. 

Summer Fayre & Sports Day ~ Thank you letter

Please click here to read the Parents' Association News

Adventure Island: BGS Parents’ Association (BGSPA) has yet again been able to secure reduced price ride wristbands for Adventure Island, Southend.  For further information please click here.

Following the refurbishment of the School Library please click here to read a letter of thanks from the School Governors.

 

Wednesday 12th October 2016  PA AGM

 
Wednesday 16th November  PA meeting
 
 
Friday 9th December Pamper Evening
 
Wednesday 14th December  PA meeting
 

Calling all volunteers

You can offer so much, your children are not the only members of the Bexley Grammar School Community, parents, carers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings etc – all are part of our wider community and all will have some skill or contact that can be of enormous help to all students. 

For example, you may work for an organisation that does match funding, if so, all you need to do is volunteer at an event and whatever we raise at that event, your employers will match that funding.  Some events we may only raise a few hundred, but what if we were able to raise a few thousand? 

Or

Do you shop online?  Then you, your family/friends/colleagues can shop using Easy Fund Raising. 

Go to:   www.easyfundraising.org.uk

Sign up for free & search for Bexley Grammar School PA - select this as your cause.
Get shopping - your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to Bexley Grammar School PA. Follow the guidance and set a reminder toolbar as default it couldn't be easier!

Or

You may be a dab hand at making tea, mulled wine, baking a cake, designing posters/flyers/social media content or you may be a genius at coming up with fresh ideas that we can take forward.

Or

You may run or are involved with a local, national or international organisation that you think Bexley Grammar School PA can benefit from a voluntary contribution or some form of partnership/sponsorship.  We are open to all ideas. 

Time we know is the most precious of commodities, but even a few hours in an academic year can go a long way. We are always looking for more parents to help out at events.
If you would like to lend a hand, please email Kathy Steele, Chair of the PA at parentpabgs@gmail.com

We now have a Facebook Page where we will post all events to, please feel free to like the page and share with friends. 

PA Facebook Page

So what do we do with the money raised?

Last year the amazing support from parents, teachers and students helped us raise £12,200 to enhance facilities for our young people. This, in addition to the previous year's fundraising £11,000), meant we were able to donate the amazing sums to the school.  For example, we have donated recently £500 for cheerleading equipment and uniforms, £5,000 for iPads, £2,000 for data loggers for the Science Department, £500 for SEN notebooks, £9,000 to Science Department to purchase microscopes and £7,785 for Laser Cutters for Design and Technology.  We have also earmarked £5,000 towards the redevelopment of the School Library. Every penny makes a difference. 

How else does BGSPA raise money?

• The Millennium Club monthly cash prize draw scheme with an extra prize draw at Christmas for £50.
• Grand Raffle Draws: please buy/sell as many tickets as you can!
• PA Shops for Christmas, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day
 

Contacting the Parents’ Association

For more details, please feel free to contact Kathy Steele (Chair) at parentpabgs@gmail.com or drop us a line via the school email: enquiries@bexleygs.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.