Birchwood Parents, Staff and Friends Association

Our aim is to bring together members of our school community who are keen to support with organised events, develop business links and raise money for the school.

Introducing the Birchwood Futures Foundation Fund

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Please help us raise additional financial resources to enhance students’ educational experience whilst at Birchwood High School.
We are hoping to expand assistance to support resources the School does not currently receive dedicated government funding for. This fund has the potential to make an enormous difference for our Birchwood community. As an example, if we were to receive a contribution of £60 per child per year, this would raise over £80,000 annually which would directly benefit the students.
Contributions of £5 per month, the equivalent of two cups of coffee, would be greatly appreciated.
We hope you will consider supporting our new parent fund. Donations of any value are voluntary and collectively will make a huge difference for the school.

Get Involved!

New faces are more than welcome at our meetings! Being involved with the PSFA is a great opportunity to get to know the school better and to meet and get to know other parents. If you would like to become involved, whether on a regular or ad hoc basis, or you are interested in keeping up to date with developments, please contact the Committee via e-mail at birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com

  • Tuesday 28 April, 19.00pm in Library
  • Tuesday 9 June, 19.00pm in the Library
  • Tuesday 7 July, 19.00pm in the Library
  • Tuesday 15 September, TBC
  • Tuesday 10 November, TBC

PSFA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday 13 April 2021
7.15pm via Microsoft Teams
Please email birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com if you would like to attend and we will send you a meeting link to you.

Congratulations Birchwood Bonus Ball to Keste James who was the winner of the January draw. Ball 30 was drawn by Mr Gilbank.
The Birchwood Bonus Ball is a raffle-style club, with up to 5 numbers available to purchase per person, per subscription period. The subscription fee is £2 per month, payable in advance for the academic year. Subscriptions will remain open from the March draw onwards at a cost of £20 per number. 50% of subscriptions shall be allocated as prize money and 50% to PSFA funds. Prize money depends on the membership uptake and will be published as soon as possible following the subscription closing date. Draws shall be held on the last day of each month. If you would like to take part by
purchasing one or more numbers, please email birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com confirming your name and contact telephone details. Tuesday 24 March is the closing date for subscriptions to be included in the seventh draw. Full terms and conditions of the Birchwood Bonus Ball Club can be found on the PSFA page of the school’s website. Draws shall be held on the last day of each month. If you would like to take part by purchasing one or more numbers, please
email birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com confirming your name and contact telephone details. Tuesday 18 February is the closing date for subscriptions to be included in the sixth draw. Full terms and conditions of the Birchwood Bonus Ball Club can be found on the PSFA page of the school’s website.

Follow us on Twitter @BirchwoodPSFA or check the Bulleting Board below for information.

Download Bonus Ball Club Terms and Conditions

If you are replacing items of school uniform and the old items are still in fairly good condition, please consider donating good condition items of second hand uniform including PE kit, maroon blazers, maroon jumpers and skirts to the PSFA. Please drop off clean items of second hand uniform to our Student Reception.

We have a small amount of second hand uniform stock available for sale. To make a purchase please contact Kate Byers at birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com or telephone 01279 756479.

Amazon Smile

Birchwood Parents Staff & Friends Association is now registered with Amazon Smile.  Please support us by choosing us as your charity for Amazon to donate to every time you shop with them. 

To find us please enter our registered charity number into the Amazon Smile search option. Our registered charity number is 1184425.

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Virtual Valentine’s Balloon Race

Join our Virtual Valentine's Balloon Race and win £75! Surprise your Valentine with a heart shaped balloon and take part in our race. As we are unable to arrange fundraising events at the moment, the PSFA have arranged a Virtual Valentine's Balloon Race. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a virtual balloon race works in the same way as a helium balloon race but the balloons fly around their own virtual world rather than in the atmosphere, making it much more environmentally friendly. Each balloon costs £3 and the winner will receive £75!
Please go to https://www.balloonrace.com/BirchwoodPSFA where you can choose your heart shaped balloon, perhaps for your Valentine and even add your own personal message on the tag. On Sunday 14 February, at
midday, the balloons will be released to float around their virtual world using a specially designed algorithm, which ensures a random pattern, with no clear leader emerging. Every hour each balloon travels between 1km and 20km. You can follow your balloon throughout the race and see where you are on the race leaderboard. At the end of the race at midday on Friday 19 February the balloon which has travelled the furthest wins a £75 cash prize. You can buy as many balloons as you like, for friends as well as family. Please share this as entry is open to everyone.


Christmas Wreath Making

The PSFA are disappointed they unable to run their Christmas wreath making workshops because of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. However, Wendy Gordon
of Well Bean Gardening has come up with the brilliant idea of wreath making kits with step-by-step instructions. She is also selling beautiful ready-made wreaths and has generously offered to make a donation to the PSFA for every kit or wreath sold, if Birchwood High School is mentioned at the point of ordering.
https://www.facebook.com/wellbeangardening


Big PTA Raffle 2020

The PSFA are joining in with Parentkind's Big PTA Raffle 2020. Tickets are £3 each and there will be 12 draws, each with a prize of £5000.

Please share the details with your family and friends - the more tickets we sell, the more funds we raise for Birchwood.

Buy Tickets Now.

Many thanks for your continued support.