The Friends of Beechwood provide an active and enthusiastic support for the school, arranging several fund-raising and social events each year.
Not only this the Friends of Beechwood also acts as an important channel of communication by providing a class representative for every class in the school. These representatives can bring any concerns, queries or opinions of parents to regular meetings with the Headmaster.
Please see our ‘Yearly Round Up’ below to get an idea of the kind of events and ideas the Friends of Beechwood have over the year.
FOB Contact Details
Please feel free to contact us at any time on the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
All FOB meetings for this academic year will be held at 8.30am in the Parlour.
The next FOB meetings will be held on:
Thursday 19 April 2018
Beechwood Day – Sunday 30 June
Committee and Class Reps
All parents of pupils in the school are automatically members of the Friends of Beechwood, a subscription being charged with each termly account. At the Annual General Meeting of the Association a committee is elected from which a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary are chosen. The committee for this year (2017/18) is as follows:
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The FOB Stationery Store will be open in the Prep Hall on Thursdays between 8.00am – 8.30am every Week A.
It will continue to open in Mater Square every Wednesday between 8.00am – 8.30am.
The Stationery Store will once again be offering stationery packs for the start of school in September at a cost of £12.00. This year packs are tailored for both prep and senior school (see below PDF for list of contents).
Please include your child’s form, if known, and specify if left or right handed scissors are needed. Packs will be distributed on the first day of term. Payment can be made by cash or cheque to Beechwood Parents’ Association. Please place in an envelope with your child’s name on and place into the FOB BOX outside the school office during the first week of term in September. Thank you for your support.
Nearly New Uniform Shop
The nearly New Uniform Shop is now located at Beechwood, under the Auditorium, accessed from the rear of the main building. The shop opens twice a term, or by appointment. You can contact the shop on email@example.com
The shop is run on a voluntary basis by Debbie Vandeverre and all items are on a donation basis only.
FOB Expenses Claim Form
When claiming expenses for a Beechwood FOB event, please collect a copy from Mrs Ros Couldwell, School Secretary in the school office. All expenses need to be submitted within 1 month of the event and payment is by BACs and can only be issued once an expense form has been completed and submitted to the committee along with receipts – Thank you.
In recent years, the Friends of Beechwood have raised funds for a variety of projects benefiting the Preparatory and Senior Schools. Some examples are in providing lighting equipment for Performing Arts, a trampoline, playground equipment, black out blinds, supporting the provision of interactive whiteboards throughout the school, gazebos and a new projector for the auditorium. A new electric baby grand piano is in the process of being purchased for the Chapel.
Fireworks Night – Thursday 3rd November 2016
On the 3rd November 2016 the ever popular Beechwood Fireworks night took place. This year the event was moved off Fountain Lawn a little further down by the music hut. It lent itself to a very cosy atmosphere with the glow sticks, hot chocolate, doughnuts and popcorn all under one marquee, alongside the Mulled wine and hot dog tents. It was a rain free evening which enabled the children to enjoy their glow sticks in the dark and Phoenix Fireworks yet again gave us all a spectacular show. Thank you to everyone who organised and helped at the event.
Christmas Fair – Saturday 3rd December 2016
In a word ‘Wow’ the Christmas spirit officially arrived as Beechwood celebrated with a display of festivities at this year’s Christmas Fair. The auditorium was transformed with twinkling fairy lights, wreaths and decorated Christmas tress. This year’s fair provided something for everyone; the children a magical voyage of discovery as they wound their way into Santa’s Grotto. The secret room was full of presents the children could buy and wrap, the boarder’s pamper parlour was busy and the Beechwood Apple Juice flew off the shelf! Mr Lennon’s bottle tombola was a hit as always and many went away happy with their win. The external stalls were aplenty with some great Christmas presents to be bought. Having visited the many stalls on offer a well earned cup of tea and mince pie were enjoyed at the ever popular café. Thank you to all those involved, teachers, parents and pupils.
Beechwood Bop – Friday 2nd February 2018
Nursery and KS1 had a fabulous time playing games and dancing with Andy from ‘Simply Unique Entertainment’. The Prep hall was full of bubbles, balloons and bouncing bodies! Once their time was up KS2 burst through the doors and took to the dance floor, where games of a more competitive nature were thoroughly enjoyed.
With flashing rings, necklaces and foam sticks along with crisps, chocolate and plenty of squash the afternoon flew by and Andy was a huge success.