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 birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com

2021
Thursday 8 July to Thursday 16 September – Photography Competition.
Friday 24 September – Race Night, £10 per ticket.

Please email birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com 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 birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com 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 birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com confirming your name and contact telephone details. Full terms and conditions are below.
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 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 psfapreloved@gmail.com. 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.

Bulletin Board

Bonus Ball Winner for December is….

Thank you very much to everyone who has signed up so far to take part in our Birchwood Bonus Ball Club this year. The draw for December was made by Mrs Jacobson, and witnessed by two members of school staff. The prize of £65 went to Tracey Tyler with the winning number 13.

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 a month per number,  payable in advance for the remainder of the academic year. 50% of subscriptions will be allocated as prize money and 50% to PSFA funds with prize money depending on the membership uptake. Draws will 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:- birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com


Second Hand Uniform

Please consider donating good condition items of second hand uniform, including maroon blazers,
maroon jumpers, skirts and PE Kit as stock for our second hand stall. Clean items of second hand uniform can be dropped in to our Student Reception.
If you are interested in purchasing items, please contact birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com


Christmas trees raise funds for PSFA

Dear Parents & Carers
The Birchwood PSFA has been invited to take part in an easy fundraising scheme for our school. For every Christmas tree bought through Squires of Stansted located at Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers CM24 8GE, they will give £5 to the PSFA. It’s that easy!!! You can either print off the attached flyer to take with you, or just mention Birchwood High School at the point of sale and they will set aside £5 for the school.
Also, don’t forget that tomorrow is the December deadline to purchase Birchwood Bonus Ball numbers. If you are looking for an easy stocking filler, why not buy someone a number in the Birchwood Bonus Ball this Christmas? If you buy a subscription for the remaining 9 months, it will be a one off payment of £18. You should make a direct transfer into the PSFA account (Sort code 20-25-19 and account number 23298728) and email birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com confirming your payment reference by Friday 14 December for your payment to be acknowledged and a number allocated to you by email on Saturday 15 December.
For full terms and conditions please see the school website. Please note that we are closing the subscription date earlier than normal this month.
With thanks for your continued support of the Birchwood PSFA.

The PSFA committee.