Parents’ Association


Hopefully you will have heard about us and want to know a little more about what we do. We are the Parents Teachers Friends Association (PTFA) for Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School and the good news is that if your child attends the school – you are already a member.

There are two main areas we focus on, raising money for the school and helping to develop the Vesey’s community. The Vesey’s community is a great way to informally meet other parents either by helping to organise or run a PTFA event like the school quiz or simply by turning up and having a great time enjoying our Comedy evening. We also organise Year 7 and 8 school discos in partnership with Sutton Girls Grammar School, which help bring parents and pupils together so you become part of the Bishop Vesey’s community.

The PTFA is a registered charity No. 1124857 and so can benefit from charitable donations.  If you work for a company please contact your Human Resources department and ask if they make donations to charities or take part in the ‘Match Giving’ scheme.  This scheme enables employees to either raise money through either a sponsored activity like a sponsored swim or by directly supporting the PTFA by helping out at an event eg. school disco.  The funds raised are then matched by the company, usually up to a certain limit, then paid directly to PTFA.

Other simple ways of supporting the PTFA are becoming a member of the PTFA 50/50 Club or registering at – details and forms available on the website.

With your help, we would like to grow, so we would really like to meet you. The Association meets once a month and we always welcome volunteers to either join the committee or to help at our many events. Attending meetings isn’t a requirement of PTFA membership – just providing a few hours per term can make a real difference.

Future events are communicated through the school comms system or posted on the website. Further information can we found by clicking the PA logo at If you are interested or have any questions feel free to contact us.


Maxine, Mark & Richard

On behalf of the BVGS Parents Teachers Friends Association

How to contact the PTFA:


Twitter: @BvgsParent

PTFA 50/50 Club

PTFA 50/50 Club information
PTFA 50/50 Application Form

Forthcoming Events:

The following events are planned in this academic year. Please check the PTFA Twitter account and the Headmasters weekly newsletter for exact dates:

  • Nov ‘18 – Y7 & Y8 Disco (to be held at Sutton Girls School)
  • Jan ‘19 – Y7 & Y8 Disco (to be held at BVGS)
  • Feb ‘19 – Comedy Night
  • Mar ‘19 – Quiz Night
  • Apr ‘19 – Disco (to be held at Sutton Girls School)
  • May ‘19 – Race Night
  • Jun ‘19 – Disco (to be held at BVGS)
  • Jul ‘19 – Summer Party

Please check our PA Twitter account and the weekly newsletter for exact dates as these are provisional.

PTFA Committee

Co chair:

Maxine Hanley

Mark Abbott

Richard White

Event Coordinators:

Sam Khan

Elizabeth Mitchell

Caroline Moore

Julia Vanloon

50/50 Club:

Maxine Hanley

Lost Property Coordinator:

Tracey Prescott

Vicky Brown


Sally Lugg

Georgina Southgate

Meeting Minutes

17th September 2018

22nd October 2018

12th November 2018

3rd December 2018

14th January 2019

8th April 2019

13th May 2019

17th June 2019