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

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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


  • Thursday 8 July to Thursday 16 September – Photography Competition.
  • Friday 24 September – Race Night, £10 per ticket.

Please email if you would like to attend and we will send you a meeting link to you.

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 confirming your name and contact telephone details. 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 confirming your name and contact telephone details. Full terms and conditions are below.
Follow us on Twitter @BirchwoodPSFA or check the Bulletin 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 preloved uniform to the PSFA. Please drop off clean items of uniform to our reception. If you would like to make a purchase of preloved uniform, please email Please note this email address will be checked on a Wednesday, and uniform requests will be available for collection from reception on a Friday, upon receipt of payment.

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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Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

Earlier in December, Wendy Gordon from Well Bean Gardening hosted two Christmas Wreath Making Workshops. Over the two evenings, 17 beautiful Christmas Wreaths were made. The PSFA would like to say a special ‘thank you’ to Wendy for her support.

Cracking Christmas Fayre

Santa’s Grotto at our PSFA Christmas Fayre certainly had the wow factor! Our second Christmas Fayre was an enormous success. Over thirty stall holders attended and the Parent Staff and Friends Association ran the refreshments, tombola, raffle, and Santa’s Grotto. Showtime Booths provided an opportunity for fayre goers to snap themselves with a variety of Christmas themed props, while The Woodwind of Stortford and our own Vocalise choir provided festive music. Alyson Bailey from Guide Dogs For The Blind brought along two guide dogs who were a great hit with children and adults alike. The Belgian Brewer offered gift sets of artisan Belgian style beer and also offered beer on tap. Children were able to make their own Christmas tree decorations with Mrs Jackson, ably assisted by Dr Allen. The face painting and hair braiding stalls were also big hits.
Santa’s Grotto was sponsored by Chantry Associates Ltd, Premier Contract Flooring and Décor and Belvoir! Lettings Agents. The creative skills of Mrs Augustine, Mrs Barnard & Mrs Turner transformed A2 into a magical Lapland scene. The scene was completed with the arrival of Santa and his elf helper. There was great excitement as children entered the grotto and gasps of amazement at the spectacle inside.

Christmas Fayre

Spread the Word! Only a week to go until our Christmas Fayre!

Sunday 24 November, 2.00pm - 5.00pm

The ‘real’ Santa will be paying us a visit! Thank you to the following companies for the overwhelming and generous support in providing us with sponsorship towards the Santa’s Grotto.

Chantry Associates Limited
Premier Contract Flooring & Décor
Belvoir! Lettings Agents

We would also like to thank the following companies for donating some amazing raffle prizes. Here is a sneak preview of the raffle prizes to be won on the day.

Haus Maids – a 2 hour house clean
Sharp Shooters Junior Golf Academy – 3 months free Junior Golf Lessons
Nando’s – a meal voucher for 2
Cammas Hall – Cream Tea for 2
Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire – A free term of drama lessons
Hien’s Nails –£25 voucher
Zoe Dee Hair & Beauty - £25 voucher
Avenue L Boutique – A Goody Bag
M&S - £10 voucher
Teamsport Indoor Go-Karting – Race for 2 Voucher
Bodyworks Massage & Movement Studio – Free massage

And last but not at all least, a big thank you to all of our Stallholders. Without them our Christmas Fayre would not be possible. Our Stallholders have also donated raffle prizes, so please do come along on the day and be in with a chance of winning some incredible prizes.

Thank you!