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Parents & Friends Association

Who are the Parents and Friends

The Bassingbourn Village College (BVC) Parents & Friends Association (PFA) is a registered charity that supports BVC students by buying needed equipment and supplies which school budgets cannot cover.

How do we fundraise?

We raise funds in a variety of ways. These include running specific events (e.g. quizzes), delivering online raffles and cash draws, selling sweets and treats after school (e.g. Fun Food Fridays), running licensed bars at school events (e.g. the Creative Arts Show), hosting teas, coffees and cake stands at Parents Evenings, Open Evenings etc, as well as receiving monthly standing orders, and donations via shopping at Amazon Smile and Easy Fundraising – plus using employer based donation schemes run through Charitable Giving and Benevity.

What have we achieved?

In 2022 we have raised over £4,000 for the school, through delivering an online raffle which raised over £1,400; a chocolate tombola stall at Bassingbourn’s Platinum Jubilee “Mayhem”, £350; delivering Fun Food Fridays straight after school, £375; and events at the end of the summer term including the Creative Arts Showcase and a Second Hand Uniform Sale, which raised £800. As well as regular, monthly giving.

How do we spend the funds raised?

100% of funds raised are spent on BVC. In the last two years we have purchased for the school a laser cutter for the Design and Technology department, a new mobile laptop/tablet charging lockable cupboard, a variety of equipment for the PE, Arts/Drama, Language and Science departments, including new sound equipment (microphones, cables and stands), event shelters, gym matts, online teaching classes and subscriptions, a life sized skeleton (!), blood pressure and height measurement devices, as well as recycling bins for the whole school.

We’re now looking to help purchase new sound and lighting equipment for the various arts, showcases, drama and productions put on by the school.

How can I stay in touch and get involved?

1. Ensure you have “opted-in” to receive emails from the PFA – if in doubt, check with the school office office@bassingbournvc.org

2. Stay in touch through our Facebook Page (also home to our online second-hand uniform sale): www.facebook.com/groups/parentsandfriendsofbvc

3. From October to December, help us win £500 in ASDA’s Green Token Scheme by voting for us (once a week)

4. Amazon Smile – Contribute to the charity as you spend – search for “Bassingbourn Village College Parents and Friends Association” to register the PFA as your nominated charity.

5. Easy Fundraising – shopping online? Give to the Charity as you shop! use this link

6. Monthly Standing Order – £2 a month (or more) would go a long way. The account details are listed below, and if you are eligible for Gift Aid, please download, complete and email the Gift Aid form to the address below.

7. Write to us at pfa@bassingbournvc.org with any questions, ideas, and/or to get involved


Account Name: Bassingbourn Village College PTA Group

Sort code: 60-18-42

Account NUMBER: 20560842

Multiple Donation plus Gift Aid

Single Donation plus Gift Aid


PFA Newsletters

Parents & Friends of BVC Newsletter, February 2022

Parents & Friends of BVC Newsletter, May 2022

Parents & Friends of BVC Newsletter, August 2022

PFA Privacy Notice:  PFA-privacy-notice


Bassingbourn Village College

South End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NJ

01763 242344