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 have recently supported are The Theatre Shed, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and YoungMinds.

The BPS Committee comprises of parents representing all year groups and also 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 and Moroccan tagines to be used in Cooking & Nutrition
  • Bean bags for the library
  • Swimming Pool accessories
  • Radio microphones for performances in our Spinney Theatre
  • Laser Cutter, 3D Printers 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 formal Spring Ball for parents and staff, through to Discos and other activities for the boys, plus a Christmas Fair and popular Camp Night. Owing to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 and 2021, the BPS adapted and reinvented their fundraising efforts, with the committee organising various virtual events online, which were hugely successful and well supported by the whole Community.

If you would like to come and join this friendly committee on a regular basis, or just dip in and out to help with events whilst getting involved in the life of the School, please contact our BPS co-chairs, Octavia Orchard and Emma Ife, on

Please also keep the following dates free in your 2021-2022 diary:

  • Rounders on Willsfield – Saturday 18 September 2021
  • Quiz Night – Friday 1 October 2021
  • Christmas Fair – Saturday 27 November 2021
  • Spring Ball – Friday 20 May 2022
  • Camp Night – Saturday 11 June 2022