People often ask why a grammar school in an affluent area like Beaconsfield needs and wants the support of local businesses. With growing student numbers in a school that is over 50 years old, capital projects like the enlargement of our school cafeteria, a new Sixth Form area and the renovation of the school toilets are vital. But aside from the financial aspect, as Headteacher I see an incredible amount of value in local links that work both ways.
Rachel Smith - Headteacher at Beaconsfield High School.
For us, partnering with local businesses means more than the expectation of a financial donation. Of course, donations are one of the reasons we approach local businesses, but they are not the only reason. We believe the experiences these organisations can offer our students are also invaluable. For example, in the past we have worked with organisations that have:
- Supported our Student Leadership Team
- Given talks at our careers events
- Offered internships
- Provided scholarships which help with I.T. and course literature costs
- Volunteered their time as designers
- Offered technical expertise
- Judged school competitions
- Provided high-end prizes for school fundraising events
- Donated I.T equipment and office furniture.
If working with the highly talented students (and staff!) at Becky High is something you’d like to explore, we’d love to talk to you. Contact Sarah Melvin, our Communications and Development Officer on 01494 673043 or drop her an email.
Why not take a look at some of the partners we are already working with:
BP Collins is a Gerrards Cross and London based solicitors who support the many events we organise for parents and students:
50th Anniversary Golden Ball (2017)
Summer Garden Festival (2018)
Opening of our new AstroTurf (2018)
Christmas Fair (2017 – current)
Burns Night celebration (2018)
Quiz and Comedy Nights (2019- current)
Sport and Dance Awards Dinner (summer 2020)
They also provide speakers for our annual Careers Networking event and our student-led LawSoc sessions and have recently donated towards our social spaces campaign.
BP Collins are thrilled to be supporting Beaconsfield High School for several years now. The school hosts some wonderful events throughout the year that we love getting involved with, bringing the community together and building a long-lasting relationship within the community. The progress made so far has been brilliant to see and we are excited to support the school further in its future plans.
Gina Connell, Chief Marketing Officer, BP Collins
emotive is a multi-award-winning global healthcare communications agency.
We are currently in the fourth year of an ongoing sponsorship deal with them.
They were supporters of our Inspiring Sciences campaign in 2016.
They played a key role in raising the money to build and equip three science labs.
Every year they award one of our Year 13s a scholarship for Scientific Engagement.
The emotive Scholarship includes work experience and an internship at their London offices plus Apple computer equipment and book vouchers for course books.
emotive have been proud to support Beaconsfield High School through sponsorship of the ‘emotive’ lab and the annual prize for Scientific Engagement for the past three years. As a company dedicated to the highest levels of science and medical communications, we are delighted to be able to support STEM teaching in schools and inspire the girls at BHS to become the next generation of women in science and medicine. We are excited about continuing our participation with the scheme.
Chris Edmonds, emotive Managing Director
The 2021 winner of the emotive scholarship for Scientific Engagement is Lauren Nicholas, watch her film below!
Using their extensive conservation skills and experience, Chiltern Rangers have worked with our Head Girl and our Eco Committee on the regeneration of our school pond.
They kicked-off the regeneration project by spending a cold January day with us advising and leading the first stage of the pond clearance. They have agreed to continue working with us until the pond is back to its former glory.
Previously, a group of our Year 12s volunteer on Wednesday afternoons at their High Wycombe headquarters, helping to regenerate Kingsmead for the local community. They were even interviewed about their volunteering work with Chiltern Rangers for BBC Radio 4's Open Country which aired on the 16th January 2020 - listen here!
We have been partnering with Beaconsfield High since the autumn and have been really impressed with things so far. Each Wednesday, a small but dedicated group of sixth formers work on an environmental improvement project on Kingsmead in High Wycombe.The students are incredibly passionate about making a difference to the local environment. This is crucial because for big environmental challenges to be met, we need young people to commit to changing our society now. Our partnership with BHS is a great first step and we look forward to doing even more with them in the future.
John Shaw, Managing Director, Chiltern Rangers
The Bushcraft Company
The Bushcraft Company is an Oxford based company offering residential school trips with a difference. To date, 1000+ Year 7 Becky High students have enjoyed Bushcraft residentials over the last six years. They have also financially supported the annual Christmas Fair for the last two years and our new AstroTurf in 2017.
As a father of two girls, I am passionate about building resilience in young people. My businesses focus on character development in young people and my partnership with Rachel Smith and the team at Beaconsfield High gave me the opportunity to encourage their students to push themselves to achieve more, be resourceful, deal with setbacks, take risks and ultimately to do their best and be the best they can be.
Nigel Miller - Executive Chairman, The Bushcraft Company
Savills Estate Agents
We are delighted to welcome Savills Estate Agents as our latest supporter (July 2021). Chris Moorhouse and the team in the Beaconsfield Office have generously donated the funds to purchase a much needed covered bike shelter which will be welcomed by all staff and students who cycle to school, cubed seating around the school pond, and a rainbow wrap that will brighten up the locker shelter in Maddy’s Garden. The rainbow wrap is already in place, take a look below!
Bovingdons Estate Agents
Bovingdons is a Beaconsfield-based company that came on board in May 2021. Their generous donation will fund the lighting and statement planting in Maddy's Garden, a beautiful space created in memory of one of our Year 9s who sadly passed away in May 2019.
“Bovingdons is proud to sponsor the lighting and statement plating in Maddy’s Garden, a central area within the school in special memory of one of their students. As the local independent estate agent we like to get involved within the community and what better way than to sponsor a dedicated space for students to relax at Beaconsfield High School”.