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 who have:
Supported our Student Leadership Team
Given talks at our careers events
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 are 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.
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 are 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
Last year's winner of the emotive scholarship for Scientific Engagement was Sarah Stevens who is currently studying biology at the University of York.
Using their extensive conservation skills and experience, Chiltern Rangers are working 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.
A group of our Year 12s currently 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 are 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.
- Bushcraft has financially supported the annual Christmas Fair for the last two years and our new AstroTurf in 2017.
- They are currently facilitating the biannual ‘big trip’ to Borneo this summer.
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