Birchwood Parents, Staff and Friends Association

We launched our new Parents, Staff and Friends Association (PSFA) in 2018.

This will bring together members of our school community who are keen to support with organised events, develop business links and raise money 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 psfa@birchwoodhigh.org.uk.

  • AGM: 15/03/18 – Minutes
  • 23/04/18
  • 5/07/18 – 6:30pm BDC

Quiz Night – 30 June 2018

  • 6:30pm for 7:00pm start
  • Birchwood School Hall
  • £10 per person including fish/chicken and chips supper
  • Licensed bar and Raffle
  • Booking Form <Download>

Birchwood’s Got Talent! – 19 June 2018

  • 6:30pm for 7:00pm start
  • Birchwood School Hall
  • £10 per person including fish/chicken and chips supper
  • Booking Form <Download>

The PSFA are excited to launch the ‘Birchwood Bonus Ball Club’. This is a raffle style club, open to parents, staff, sixth form students and friends of the school over 16 years of age, with up to five numbers available to purchase per person, per subscription period.

The Birchwood Bonus Ball Club has a limit of 400 numbers available to purchase in total. At this stage, numbers will be allocated on a first come first served basis, with numbers between 1 and 100 being allocated first.

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

Download Bonus Ball Club Terms and Conditions

The inaugural PSFA meeting was held on 15th March and was attended by a mix of parents and staff who were all enthusiastic to ensure the success of the new venture. Jane Wach was elected as Chair, Katie Horwood as Secretary and Hilary Scotcher as Treasurer. A constitution was adopted and we are now in a position to register with the Charity Commission.

It was decided that the first event to be organised by the PSFA will be a Family Quiz Night which will be taking place on Saturday 30th June, so please support us by gathering your friends and joining us for an evening of brain teasing fun. Completed booking forms should be returned to psfa@birchwoodhigh.org.uk as soon as possible please.

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 psfa@birchwoodhigh.org.uk.

Future meeting dates:

Monday 5th July – 6.30pm in the downstairs sports hall classroom

Thank you very much to everyone who signed up to take part in our Birchwood Bonus Ball Club this term. We had a great response of 85 entries! 50% of subscriptions have been allocated as prize money and 50% to PSFA funds, which makes a monthly prize of £42.50. The draw for April was made by Mr Connor, and witnessed by two members of school staff. Congratulations go to Amanda Goodvin who is our first winner with number 43.

The Birchwood Bonus Ball Club is now closed to new subscriptions for this term, but if you missed out this time there will be plenty of opportunity to join in after the Summer break.

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Bulletin Board

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.


Christmas Fayre

The PSFA would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported our first ever Christmas Fayre. Following on from our request for tombola prizes we were overwhelmed by the generosity of staff, students and parents. The PSFA team were helped on the day by some marvellous volunteers and we couldn’t have done it without their support! The event was really well attended, there was a lovely Christmas atmosphere and we’ve had some great feedback from stallholders. The event raised approximately £1200 and we will be asking staff and students for project ideas to put the funds towards.


Christmas Tree Ornament Workshop

Christmas Tree Ornament Workshop

The Art Department are raising funds for the PSFA by holding a Christmas tree ornament workshop in C23 on the following lunchtimes in December:

  • Monday 3 December
  • Monday 10 December
  • Monday 17 December
  • Wednesday 12 December
  • Wednesday 19 December

The workshop is open to all students and cost £1.00 per student.