Beechwood PA

The Beechwood PA Committee (BPAC) is made up of parents and guardians from both the Prep and Senior School. Their objective is to organise and run events that are both fun but also bring together our Beechwood community.

Money raised throughout the year is then used to purchase items from the Schools “Wishlist” (see below for the school year 2022/2023).

Whilst we enjoy the fun side of being a Parents Association, we also act as an important channel of communication between the School and parents/guardians. This is achieved in part by having a class representative for every year in the school (see below).

PA Contact Details

Please feel free to contact us at any time:

Dan Jude, Chair,

PA Meetings

Our member meetings take place once a term (time and day of the week varies to maximise participation). We do try to hold these in person but appreciate that as a Boarding School we have some parents/guardians who do not live in the local area; therefore, we also provide access via Zoom. We try to have the dates published in the School Diary sent at the start of each term to parents/guardians, but some may be added or altered depending on parent availability. Parents/Guardians will be notified via Parentmail about meeting dates.

Committee and Class Reps

All parents/guardians of pupils in the school are automatically members of the Beechwood PA, a subscription being charged with each termly account.

At the Annual General Meeting (usually held in September/October) the Committee is elected (made up of a Chairperson, Vice-Chair person, Treasurer and Secretary and other Committee members). In addition to the Committee, we are also lucky to have a Class Rep system.  These Class Reps act as a conduit for dissemination and collation of information from the Committee and School. They also play an important role in raising any concerns, queries, or opinions of parents/guardians to the attention of the Committee, who will then organise a meeting with the Senior Leadership Team.

ChairDan Jude
Vice-ChairOli Lee-Haswell
TreasurerSteve Stock
SecretaryAnne Morriss
School ContactJustin Foster-Gandey - Head
School ContactDani Saffer - Head of Prep
Additional School ContactBecky Smith - Assistant Head

Nearly New Uniform Shop

The Second-Hand School Uniform Shop is located at Beechwood, under the Auditorium, accessed from the rear of the main building. The shop opens regularly throughout the year, opening times and dates are distributed via the Class Reps and ParentMail. You can contact the Sonja who generously gives up her time to run the uniform shop by sending an email to:

The shop welcomes donations of uniforms in good condition.


For the academic year 2022/2023, we were pleased to be able to purchase the following from the Schools Wishlist:

  • A retractable cricket net and bowling machine located on the MUGA,
  • A complete overhaul of the auditorium sound system,
  • Dance mats for the drama studio,
  • PlayStation and games for the boarding house,
  • Equipment for School run clubs (Gardening and Eco), and
  • Other smaller items.

PA Events

Upcoming Events:

Fireworks Night – Thursday 2nd November 2023 

  • An additional request for volunteers will be made closer to the date, once the committee has decided on the stalls that will be offered.
  • Tickets will go on sale in September/October 2023

Christmas Fair – Saturday 25th November 2023 

  • An additional request for volunteers will be made closer to the date, once the committee has decided on the activities/stalls that will be offered. Also, if you have a business or know of someone who runs a business who would be interested in hosting a stall at the event, please send an email to

Beechwood Ball – Saturday 20th April 2024

  • Tickets will go on sale in September/October 2023

New Joiner Information – Welcome Letter

Other Useful Information

  • Easyfundraising – We are using easyfundraising, this allows your Parents Association to earn money when you shop online. Once signed up all you need to do is use the easyfundraising website or app and the retail shop will send a donation directly to our Charities account.

  • Our Organisation Name: Parents Association of Beechwood Sacred Heart School