Beechwood PTA

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 Headteacher.

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. 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.

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.

ChairJoanne Paine
Vice-ChairKim Usher
TreasurerYasmin Toumi
SecretaryAnnabel Letham
School ContactJustin Foster-Gandey - Head
School ContactJohn Coakley - Head of Prep
School ContactPaul 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.

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 a parent and all items are on a donation basis only.

PTA Expenses Claim Form

When claiming expenses for a Beechwood PTA event, please collect a copy from Mrs Rosalind Couldwell, School Secretary in the main 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. The latest addition is a new electric baby grand piano for the Chapel.

PTA Events

The PTA put on big events such as Fireworks night and the Christmas Fair. These are brilliant fun and a good way to meet up with fellow parents and raise funds for the school.  

We are always looking for new helpers and class representatives so if you can offer some time or help, no matter how small, do let us know.  

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