Bedian Association



Who We Are

The Bedian Association is made up of a group of committed parents, teachers and friends with a primary aim of raising funds for the benefit of all the pupils of St Bede’s College. Our other objectives are to increase parental awareness of The Bedian Association, to refresh our current repertoire of events and to develop new ones to engage more families. With our children spanning across the full spectrum of the College year groups, we understand the needs of both the pupils and the College.

Our motto is ‘The Bedian Association – An Extension of the Family’.


The Bedian Association are:
anthony_okparaveroChair – Anthony Okparavero

Having been involved with various school activities requiring parental participation, I was honoured when asked to take up the post of Vice Chair of The Bedian Association as this gave me another platform from which to further contribute in the life of St Bede’s. Debbie and I have one child attending the College, Natasha.We are very passionate about our children and consequently their education, development and growth into well rounded young adults who will be ambassadors for both families; home and school.


Traditionally, our Christmas Fair is the major fund-raising event of the year, raising in excess of £8,000 annually.

How you can get involved

All you need to do to become a fully-fledged member is to step forward and take part in whatever way you are able. You can also contact The Bedian Association on our email address:

We are a strong team but we are always on the lookout for new members.