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Parents' Association

About Bexley Grammar School PA

(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. 

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? 

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

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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.

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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 Deann Peetoom, Chair of the PA at bgspa@bexleygs.co.uk.

So what do we do with the Money Raised?

As with most fundraising charities, the last couple of years have been challenging with us unable to put on our usual events.  In previous years we have donated upwards of £17,000 to various school activities for the benefit of the students.  However, thanks to much more online fundraising and new initiatives last year we still managed to donate over £7,000.  The items funded included iPads to help a variety of departments, water baths for Science, an orienteering course for PE, setting up a skateboard club, books for the library and various items to improve the outside space for the students.  So far this year our contributions include funds for the Wonderstruck Rocket Show, scientific balances, a visualiser, drying racks, playground markings, an origami club, new lighting for productions and 22 Chromebooks. The requests have come in from all areas of school life, but none of the funding would be possible without the support of all the parents. 

How Else Does BGSPA Raise Money?
  • BGSPA LOTTO - Monthly cash prize draw scheme with an extra prize draw at Christmas of £50
  • Quiz Nights
  • Annual Summer Fayre
  • Providing refreshments for school plays and concerts
  • Grand Raffle Draws: please buy/sell as many tickets as you can!
  • PA Shops for Christmas & Christmas tree sales
Contacting the Parents’ Association

For more details, please feel free to contact Deann Peetoom (Chair) email:  bgspa@bexleygs.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.