Beaconside C of E Primary School & Acorn Nursery

Learning to live, Learning to shine.

Beaconside C of E Primary School & Acorn Nursery

“Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works” (Matthew 5:16)

Welcome to our PTA page!

We are a group of parents and teachers who work to raise funds to support and enhance the learning of our children at our School.  We run several events a year for children and their families to enjoy and at the same time, raise money for treats, trips and visitors to school.  We would be delighted if you would like to come along to our meetings and join us (or simply to find out a bit more about what we do and how we do it).  Please see our recent newsletter for further information. 


Please see our facebook page if you would like to see what we are organising.

Find out more

If you would like to come along to our meetings, we meet about once a half-term. 


The dates of our next meeting is Wednesday 16th October 2019 upstairs at the Dog Beck at 8pm.


We now have a Facebook group - simply search for PTA for Beaconside School and Acorn Nursery, answer a couple of security questions and you’ll be able to follow what we are doing, how we are doing with raising funds and volunteer to help at upcoming events.

The Parents and Teaching Staff currently on the PTA Committee are:


Joanna Fozard (Chair)

Laura Sanders

Helen Jackman

Becka Crossley

Nic Webster

Lisa Richardson

Helen Brunskill

Rachel Benson

Clare Morrison

Sarah Swinson

Alex Heape

 Jenny Murray

Claire Braithwaite

Claire Birkett


Raise money for us, when doing your internet shopping (without costing you anything)

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for our PTA?

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

  1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/beaconsidepta/ and join for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Beaconside PTA will be really grateful for your donations.

Upcoming Events

Our first event of this year is our Bonfire Disco on Wednesday 6th November. Children will enjoy a fantastic disco, hot dogs, pizza slices, crisps, sweets and drinks as well as face painting and fun toys to buy on the evening.

4.45 – 5.45pm - Nursery, Reception and Years 1-2 (Children must be accompanied by parent/carer)

6.00 – 7.00pm – Years 3 – 6

Tickets cost £2.50 per child and this includes a packet of crisps and a drink. A letter will be sent home with your child and further tickets will be available from the school office.  Please note, numbers are limited to 200 per disco.

Please can you remind your children that pictures or videos taken at the disco must not be posted on Social Media.


Our second Christmas Shopping Evening is taking place on Friday 15th November.  Following last year's success, we are moving to the KS2 hall which should allow more space.  Bring your friends and enjoy a lovely evening of shopping.  Tickets cost £5 and include a glass of prosecco or mulled wine and a mince pie.  Tickets can be bought in advance at Christmas shopping night tickets


Date for your diary: Santa NightWednesday 11th December