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23/09/19

The Beacon Singers is our non-audition choir, open to all students from Years 7-13. Rehearsals start tomorrow after school 3:15pm-4:15pm. Whether you're new to the school, a choir regular or returning after a short break, see you in the Music Dept tomorrow! https://t.co/NOcmM5ATAa

23/09/19

We are continuing to run our comic release scheme, in aid of the . If you have any comics or teenage magazines that you no longer want, can you please bring them to the Main Office. All donations must be in good condition and free of graffiti. https://t.co/veRg35HCSc

23/09/19

The Beacon School are continuing to collect used postage stamps, in aid of ‘Against Breast Cancer’. Last year we collected 5829 used postage stamps, and thank you to all those who very donated their stamps. Could the envelopes be handed into the Main Office. https://t.co/kAa3hFRgL7

13/09/19

A great day out spent with the A Level Art and Photography students at the Tate Modern. https://t.co/yZPJO63bGH

07/09/19

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Massive thanks for helping us to donate £500 to enable a disabled pupil to have intensive physiotherapy sessions! RT pls https://t.co/Y7b7zTdNFe

06/09/19

School production auditions. https://t.co/TFm1z9rB5Z

05/09/19

Teams needed for the quiz night. https://t.co/qOgy68GHUv

04/09/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Breaking News - we have been selected as a local good cause in Waitrose Banstead. Don't forget to add your tokens in our slot when you shop https://t.co/AO6ABFMhPM

04/09/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Our new long awaited proper restaurant is looking absolutely fabulous. we are VERY https://t.co/vjfLsNwBGa

04/09/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

To all our Beacon families in the Tadworth/Preston area - don’t forget the Preston Community Event on Saturday 14th September. https://t.co/DO7zT4DwEo

22/08/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Early start for Hannah - but worth it as she achieved three 9s in her GCSE results. Well done and to Lara who also got three 9s https://t.co/RVPKnPspQW

22/08/19

GCSE Results, best ever top grades - GCSE Results, best ever top grades - News - The Beacon School... https://t.co/EMFKqwtbQc 👏👏👏👏

22/08/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Good news from where the number of top grades almost doubles this year. What a result. https://t.co/6v4NLhzguW

21/08/19

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Best wishes to all 900+ Year 11 students across ( and ) for tomorrow’s results day.

15/08/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Important day for students with great A level results to celebrate. Congratulations to everyone Hard work pays off https://t.co/7fJVujpMy5

15/08/19

Well done ladies. 👏👏👏 https://t.co/e31f8lc5e1

15/08/19

Congratulations well done everyone. 👏👏 https://t.co/K1bRNqywTZ

How does the BFA work?

The Beacon Friends’ Association (BFA) is a registered charity (number 1182488).

It has 5 trustees made up of parents, friends and staff. An SSB/governor representative, the leader of the Parent Council and the leader of the Fundraising Team are also members and new members can be co-opted depending on our focus or projects.

As of 26th February 2019 trustees are:

  • Tim Snuggs - Chair
  • Gill Leake - Treasurer
  • Paula Ghinn - Secretary
  • Keith Batchelor - Headteacher
  • Vacancy

We adopted the ParentKind Model Constitution back in October 2018, when the resolution to dissolve our current Beacon Parents’ Association (BPA) at the end of 2018 was agreed.

The old Beacon Parents' Association became the first sub-committee of the BFA as The Beacon Fundraising Team. Definitely not a traditional PTA, they are an active group of parents and friends, who raise funds for school through some exciting events and innovative ways of raising money.

Link to the BFA Fundraisers

The second BFA sub-committee is our Parent Council. The Council will be a formal framework for parental engagement with the school. The existing Parent Forum will continue. It has been a growing and successful forum and will form the basis of the work of the Parent Council.

Link to the BFA Parent Council and Forum

The BFA will have its own long-term strategy which will support the 3-5 year planning of the school. Fundraising will still be a key function, but we will also diversify into positive parental partnerships to advance the education of students at the school.

As a charity, the BFA will need to report regularly to its members on what it has achieved and how any money has been invested in our school.

Something for everyone

We’d like all parents and carers to commit to at least one thing in their time with us. Parents are busy and either go back to work or take on additional hours when their children go to secondary school, so the BFA offers something for everyone. From giving just an hour a year making teas/coffees at an event to leading the Parent Council. And if you simply can’t get into school, then perhaps your company can match-fund one of our events. Or you could regularly pop an additional £5 our way when you are on ParentPay? 

Got an idea for something? Email the BFA