The Beechwood PTA provide an active and enthusiastic support for the school, arranging several fund-raising and social events each year.

Not only this the Beechwood PTA 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 Headmistress.

PTA Contact Details

Please feel free to contact us at any time: Joanne Paine, Chair,

PTA Meetings

Most PTA meetings for this academic year will be held at 7pm in the Parlour.  Drinks and nibbles will be served from 6.45pm. Most dates will be published in the School Diary sent out before each term to parents, but some may be added or altered depending on parent availability. Some additional, shorter meetings may take place at 8.45am and these will be advertised via ParentMail.

Forthcoming Events

The Cultural Showcase – Auditorium Thursday 28th November from 6pm

Prep Beechwood Bop Friday 6th December 3.45pm

Meet Father Christmas and Children’s Xmas Shopping stalls Date 5th December

Ice Skating at the Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink – exclusive booking for Beechwood School Friday 13th December pm

Committee and Class Reps

All parents of pupils in the school are automatically members of the Beechwood PTA, 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 school is always interested to hear from parents that wish to contribute in any way possible. Even if it is for one event, or a couple of meetings each year, your contributions are warmly welcomed.

Chair Joanne Paine
Vice-Chair Debbie Vandeverre
Treasurer Yasmin Toumi
Secretary Annabel Letham
School Contact Paul Kershaw – Deputy Head

Stationery Store

The PTA 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 PTA BOX outside the school office during the first week of term in September. Thank you for your support.

PTA Stationary Order Form

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

The shop is run on a voluntary basis by Debbie Vandeverre and all items are on a donation basis only.

Beechwood Uniform Price List

PTA Expenses Claim Form

When claiming expenses for a Beechwood PTA 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.

expenses form


In recent years, the Beechwood PTA 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.

PTA Events

Fireworks Night – November 2019

Firework 2


The ever popular Beechwood Fireworks night was a very cosy atmosphere with the glow sticks, hot chocolate, doughnuts and popcorn all under one marquee, alongside the wine and pulled pork  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.

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.