Did you go to Bonus Pastor Catholic College? If you’re a former pupil who would like to support current students, then we would love to hear from you!

Right now, there are students in the assembly hall, facing similar challenges and opportunities that you did. Being connected to you could really help them.

Bonus Pastor is one of more than 500 state schools across Britain which has registered with the charity Future First to set up networks of former students or alumni.

Future First’s vision is that every state school or college should be supported by a thriving, engaged alumni community that helps it to do more for its students.

More than 50,000 former students across Britain have already signed up to stay connected with their old school. They’re inspiring young people in a number of ways; as career and education role models, mentors or e-mentors, work experience providers, governors, donors or fundraisers.

It doesn’t matter when you left school, whether you’re in further education or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away, there are still ways you can help! If you did not attend Bonus but you know somebody that did, please pass this on.

“More than 39 per cent of state school students don’t know anyone in a job they’d like to do,” said Alex Shapland-Howes, Managing Director of Future First. “If they see that someone who went to the same school, grew up in the same community, has achieved a fulfilling and satisfying job, it helps them see it’s possible for them too. It’s really important for all students to be motivated to succeed in the working world and hearing first hand  from relatable people in interesting jobs can make a huge difference.”

The Bonus Pastor Alumni has been in operation for just over a year and we have already had nearly 300 members. We have members of our alumni that left Bonus Pastor in the 60’s, 70’s and the 80’s all eager to stay connected to the college. This year we are hoping to expand the alumni even further and to run a number of events with the help of our former pupils.

Former pupils can also sign up to Future First’s alumni scheme via the website and clicking on the “Former students” link. Unfortunately current pupils cannot join until they are at the end of Year 11.

If you have an questions or would like to know more about our ever growing alumni please get into contact with me and I will be more than happy to talk to you.


Mr Collis.
Assistant Principal