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. Events for 2020 include:

  • Easter Cake Sale – 27 March 2020
  • May Ball – 1 May 2020
  • Camp Night – 20 June 2020
  • Christmas Fair – 21 November 2020

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, Donna Culpan, Dipika Patel and Janelle Stevenson, on

Head’s Talk & Tours

Throughout July and August, our Headmaster, Will Phelps, is inviting future Beacon families to safely meet with him on our School site for a socially-distanced tour of our incredible school and an informal talk about your son and his education. Please click here for more details.

“The largest single sex Prep School in the UK, The Beacon still has an impressively inclusive, family feel to it, with a focus on pastoral care and turning out well-rounded boys.”

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