About PTA


What we do

As well as the Winter and Summer Fair that we organise every year, we also organise a range of smaller activities, from candlelit Diwali celebrations and educational workshops in our amazing Nature Garden, to bringing our international community together through world food and music celebration (not to forget the Bessemer Cookbook!)
The money we raise goes towards learning packs, a day of workshops for each school year and outside equipment for the school and Nature Garden.

We have several activities coming up in the next few months and some of them include:

F@B Cake Sale, 3.30pm Friday 18th September, New playground

Homemade cakes and biscuits, free drinks, second hand books and second hand school uniforms available. Donations needed for cake stalls – so please get baking!
Please leave these delicious donations with the front office in the morning or bring to the playground from 2.00pm on the day. Also, helpers needed on the day to help set up, go on the stalls, and/or tidy up afterwards, email fab@friendsatbessemer.co.uk
There will also be a bag of named lost property from last term for owners to claim.

F@B Welcome Meeting, 9.15am Friday 2nd October, Lower Hall

Come along to meet the F@B team, hear about plans for this year, get involved and share your ideas.

Sunday Family Gardening Sessions in the Nature Garden, 2nd Sunday every month

10.00 am -12.00pm, also keep an eye on noticeboard outside garden for any additional sessions.

Keep checking the website for details on future activities coming up!

Class Representatives

F@B co-ordinates a team of class representatives who discuss general comments/ suggestions directly with senior school management once a term. If you are interested to become a Class Rep, or aren’t sure who the Class Rep is in your child’s class, please email us fab@friendsatbessemer.co.uk. We are not able to deal with feedback specifically related to your child – please discuss these with your class teacher or Ms Beard who will be happy to listen.

How you can help

F@B are only able to run events due to volunteer support, so please get involved in any way you can – baking a cake for a sale, helping set up an event, running a stall, coming along to a gardening session, giving us ideas and helping to put them into practice, or simply coming along to support us when we hold events.

Who we are:

We have a brand new team of F@B reps, all very open to your ideas and suggestions so please email us on fab@friendsatbessemer.co.uk

New F@B Team

Co-chairs: Amy Hoy, Camilla Sheldon, Vicki Hopkins
Co-Secretaries: Beverley Harris, Helen Wood, Jacqui Moseley
Co-Treasurers: Clare Hewitt, Lisa Brogan
Communications (website/newsletter): Manjinder Virk, Peggy Cosgrove, Winnie O’Neil
Promotions (flyers/posters): Lucy McCarthy
Fund-raising: Louise James
Diversity and Culture: Joseph Tomowemo, Karen Fox, Azra Onur, Clotilde Hunter, Lori Etienne
Nature Garden coordinator: Maria Parker
Nature Garden Learning Resources: Helen Wood


Please find below downloadable content relating to our 2015 AGM. The items offered are in PDF format for ease of viewing and printing.

FAB AGM Minutes May 2015

FAB Chair Report 2015 v 1-4