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Ms Saunders, our Assistant Head of School, oversees all community relations and projects.
Mrs Saunders oversees all community relations and projects.

Every week Mrs Saunders, will update this page with community events.  Many of these events will also be listed in our weekly newsletter, the Beddington Bulletin.  Beddington Bulletins are sent to the email address that you provide us with when your child joins our school (this email address, like all contact details, can be updated at any point by contacting the school office.  Beddington Bulletins are also uploaded weekly to this website, and appear within the ‘News’ tab.

Click here to read our Beddington Bulletins

If you would like your community event or organisation to be featured either here and/or in the Beddington Bulletin, please feel free to  contact Mrs Saunders directly.

Community News, Events and Information:


Each week, the BPPS bulletin has a ‘Community Spot’, which shines a spotlight on various local and national community issues.  Here are our most recent entries.  If anyone would like to suggest a focus area for a particular event or organisation, please contact the office.


Honeywood Museum Volunteers

Do you love your local library?  Are you interested in heritage and culture?  Would you like to support your community and learn new skills?  Honeywood Museum are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who would like to enhance their customers’ experience of using the borough’s libraries and heritage venues.  Find out more at one of their information stalls being held on Thursday 18th  (10am-4pm –  Wallington Library) and Friday 19th January (11am-3pm-Honeywood Museum)

Beddington Park Walking Buddies

Assist local care homes to bring their residents to enjoy Beddington Park by offering an arm to lean on or pushing a wheelchair  and providing some social conversation.  No special skills necessary, just a patient and caring attitude.  If you like being outdoors and helping people then please contact


Free Kerbside Christmas Tree Recycling in January 2018

From 8 January to 20 Janurary 2018 Sutton will be collecting real Christmas trees from the kerbside for composting.  Please remove all decorations and pots and place your tree out for collection by 6 am on the same day that your general waste is collected.  If you prefer, you can also take your tree free of charge to the Recycling Centre at Kimpton Park Way.


The Gingerbread Organisation

The Gingerbread charity have ninety five years’ experience of working with single parent families. They provide advice and practical support for single parents. Expert advisers answer their helpline and their website is packed full of useful information, including useful factsheets on a range of topics . And because they are a national charity, it’s all free! Their vision is “a society in which single parent families are valued and where they (and their children) are treated equally and fairly”.

If you need advice or support please visit their website at or call their helpline on 0808 802 0925.


Sutton Library

Sutton Central Libary is shutting for refurbishment in November and will be closed for three months.  In advance of this, the library is hosting drop in sessions where visitors can come and see the planned new layout and design which will include an improved chidlren’s library!  Drop in sessions are 28th and 31st October.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Our coffee morning this term will take place on Friday 29th September at 9.00 am.  This will be in support of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.  We hope that many of you will be able to come along for a coffee and buy a cake!


Outside Agencies

Our school has links with many outside agencies that can support families across a range of needs.  If you feel that you could benefit from contacting such a company, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher, Mrs Leeder or Mrs Saunders.  We will be happy to confidentially signpost you to an appropriate organisation.

Citizens Advice Bureau – Sutton

Sutton Borough Citizens Advice Bureau is a registered charity that provides   information and advice on issues such as housing, welfare benefits,  debt,  employment and relationship breakdown.  They provide a free, confidential,  independent and impartial service. For more information please view their  website:

Sutton Child Health

The Sutton Child Health site has been developed by Sutton Health Visiting Service and delivered by the The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and the London Borough of Sutton Public Health Team.  This site is a parents guide to common illnesses and well being for children from birth to eleven years.  For more information visit


Recycling and Rubbish Collections in Sutton

Sutton’s recycling and rubbish collections are changing from April 2017.  For more information visit:


This month, Honeywood Museum are holding an exhibition looking at the history and changing face of Beddington Park.  Delve into the park’s past and read about the changes that have taken place from then through to now.  Admission is free.

Honeywood Museum.

This month, Honeywood Museum are holding an exhibition looking at the history and changing face of Beddington Park.  Delve into the park’s past and read about the changes that have taken place from then through to now.  Admission is free.

LiveWell Sutton.

Livewell Sutton is offering free weight management courses to residents of Sutton at local venues.  The twelve-week programme looks at ways people can increase their levels of exercise throughout the course and how we all can improve their eating habits to have a healthier diet and achieve weight loss. The groups run on a weekly basis. If you are interested to find out more about these courses please call 020 8973 3540


Beddington Park Events.

Why not get fit by joining the free classes run in Beddington Park on a Saturday morning.  Bootcamp starts at 9 am and Yoga at 10.00 am.  Places must be booked in advance at


Beddington Park Events.

Free family activities in Beddington Park.  Community Golf – try your hand at Golf with these fun drop – in sessions. 10 am – 12 pm every Saturday. 0 – 5 K running sessions from Get Active Wandle Sundays at 10.00 am.  For both events please meet outside the Pavilion Cafe. 

Firework Code.

Keep fireworks in a closed box.  Follow the instructions on each firework and ensure they are suitable for home use. Light fireworks at arm’s length using a taper.  Stand well back.  Never go near a firework that has been lit – if it has not gone off, it could still explode.  Never throw fireworks or put them in your pocket.  Always supervise children around fireworks.  Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves.  Don’t give sparklers to children under five years of age.  Keep pets indoors.

Free NHS Health Check

If you are aged 49-74 your are entitled to a free Health Check once every five years. This check includes a blood test to check your cholesterol.  To find out more visit or book an appointment with your GP.

Every Child Needs a Hero!

Sutton Council are recruiting Foster Carers and are running a number of information sessions between now and November.  For more details email

 Healthwatch Sutton

SCILL now offer the information and advice service to Healthwatch Sutton.  If you need help making choices regarding health and social care, they can signpost you to local care services and explain how to access them. SCILL can you understand your rights to healthcare.  You can contact SCILL on 020 8770 4065

LiveWell Sutton & Merton

Livewell is a free NHS health improvement service that helps people to live healthier lifestyles.  LiveWell can help you have a healthier diet, be more active, stop smoking, reduce alcohol intake and reduce stress. For more infomation visit or call 020 8251 0606


Jigsaw4u work with children and adults on a range of issues including domestic violence, pre and post bereavement, emotional or behavioural issues and family breakdowns.  For more information visit

Blood Donation

Did you know that over 25% of us require blood at least once in our lifetime? Did you know that only 4% of adults are blood donors and that there are 40% fewer blood donors in 2014/2015 than in 2004/2005? Each blood donation can help up to three people and over six thousand donations of blood are needed every day to meet demand in our hospitals! Most people between 17-65 years of age can give blood and there will be a location near you!

You can visit to find locations, dates and times of the sessions. If you wish to give blood it is much quicker to make an appointment, which can be done on-line or you can make appointments at the end of your blood donor session. Local sessions are held at the Phoenix Centre Wallington.

No Panic (Sutton & Merton)

No Panic is a self-help group for people who suffer from anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. The organisation hold weekly meetings, alternating between Sutton (Wednesdays 2-3.30pm) and North Cheam (Thursdays 7.30pm-9.30pm). The group exists to offer people support for their anxieties by talking to fellow sufferers and helping them to live more positively.

For more information please contact 020 8644 0363 or visit their website at



Currently sixty three thousand children are living with fifty five thousand foster families. In the last five years the total number of children living in care has risen by five thousand. It is estimated that eight thousand, three hundred and seventy more foster carers are needed over the next twelve months to meet demand!

If you would like to find out more about becoming a foster carer please visit:


Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. Currently 3.9 million people in the UK are now living with Diabetes.

Diabetes UK launched Diabetes week in order to help raise awareness of diabetes, dispel myths and educate the public.

To raise awareness it might be useful to know the main symptoms of Diabetes. These are:-

  • passing urine more often than usual, especially at night
  • increased thirst.
  • extreme tiredness.
  • unexplained weight loss.

There are local support groups that run at St Helier hospital and Croydon University Hospital. Information on these groups plus a host of other information can be found at or

7 Days To Say Yes I Donate

Make the time to talk to your family about organ donation. You can find out more about National Transplant Week and register to be a donor at 


Have you got time to spare and parenting experience? Make a difference to a family in the London Borough of Sutton.

Home-Start trains volunteers to support parents with at least one child under five in their own home. By offering friendship, practical help and emotional support, our volunteers represent a lifeline for families who are experiencing difficulties. 

For more information, to train or to access the services they offer, please call HomeStart Sutton team on 020 8647 6501 o e mail



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