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The Pate's Society

The Pate’s Society was formed to incorporate, in one organisation, the societies of former pupils of Pate’s Grammar School for Girls and Cheltenham Grammar School for Boys. The society came into being in 1986 when the Girls’ School vacated its premises in Albert Road to share the Boys’ School building in Princess Elizabeth Way.

The Pate’s Society is now looking to the future to ensure it evolves to benefit former pupils from the current Pate’s Grammar School and both of its single sex predecessors, whether through social events or networking opportunities. It also exists to help support Pate’s in a variety of ways. The Society ensures that joining Pate’s Grammar School can be a lifetime involvement in the school and its community. We are ready to welcome the young men and women who leave Pate’s each year; once a Patesian, always a Patesian.

We also collect any material concerning the history of the school - programmes, brochures, photographs, school reports, etc. to add to the considerable archive we have collected so far. The Archives have moved to the Foundation Bungalow providing a much better and bigger space, so please do look through any of your school treasures and if there is something that might be of interest to others please consider either donating it to the school archives, or bringing it along to an event or allowing us to take a copy. Thank you in advance. 

How to join the Society

Please consider joining the Society, whenever you left school. It costs £10 per annum. A membership form can be downloaded here (pdf) and forwarded to the Membership Secretary, c/o Pate's Grammar School, Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham, GL51 0HG.

If you join the Society in the same calendar year in which you leave the school, you can enjoy the benefits of discounted membership rates for life of £5 per annum. Please use this application form (pdf). 

If you would like to be involved with the committee or have ideas for events, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Shirley Park This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Minutes of the last AGM (2017) can be downloaded here

The Pate's Society CCF 101 Anniversary

19 April 2018 

Further details here

The Pate's Society Garden Party

Sunday 10th June

The first of what we hope will be an annual event. Further details here

The Pate's Society AGM and Annual Luncheon 2018

Saturday 29th September 2018. AGM 12pm, Lunch 1pm

Further information will be availble here in due course

In the meantime we would like to hear your views on the existing annual event. Please download the feedback form here and return to Cara by email here or at the below address.


Cara Battle

The Marketing Practice 

Units 1-2, The Old Estate Yard

East Hendred


OX12 8JY



Richard Pate's 500th Birthday Luncheon and Formal Opening of the Archives

These events happened on 24th September 2016 at Pate's Grammar School, 500 years to the day since the birth of Richard Pate.

It was a lovely occasion - please enjoy the photographs below.

 Seeking Your Views

We would like to hear the views of the Pate's Society membership. If you haven't already done so, but would like to provide some feedback, please complete the questionnaire (download here) and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post back to Pate's.