Beacon Parents’ Society

The Beacon has a very active Beacon Parents’ Society (BPS), which aims to provide fun and inclusive social activities for our parents and boys, while at the same time raising funds for both the School (equipment and resources) and local charities. The local charities our BPS are supporting this year are The Theatre Shed, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and YoungMinds.

The BPS Committee comprises approximately 18 parents representing all year groups and includes some members of staff.

Recent projects that the Beacon Parents’ Society has funded include:

  • New playground and outdoor equipment
  • Maths hub
  • Kitchen garden
  • Overhead camera in Cooking & Nutrition
  • Bean bags for the library
  • Radio microphones for performances in our Spinney Theatre
  • Laser Cutter, 3D Printer and CNC Router for use in the Design & Technology Lab
  • Rainy day toys for Pre-Prep boys
  • Digital piano

The Committee organises a variety of activities and events for the whole Beacon Community throughout the school year, from Quiz Nights, Cake Sales, Social Evenings and a Summer Ball for parents and staff, through to Discos and other activities for the boys, plus a Christmas Fair, a Camp Night and Summer Swim Club for everyone. For this Autumn term, the committee are organising various virtual events in line with COVID guidelines.

If you would like to come and join this friendly committee and have fun, whilst getting involved in the life of the School, please contact our BPS co-chairs, Janelle Stevenson and Dipika Patel, on bps@beaconschool.co.uk.

Years 7 and 8

If you are exploring the next steps in your son’s education after Year 6, we would be delighted to discuss the wonderful opportunities available in our thriving Upper School at The Beacon.

Upper School (Years 7 and 8) at The Beacon offers our 11 to 13-year-old boys two more years to develop and grow in secure and stimulating environment in small class sizes as we carefully prepare them for their next steps into secondary education.

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity for your son, please click here.