Friends of Sheffield Music Academy

Who are the Friends?

The Friends of the Sheffield Music Academy was established in January 2013 with the aim of providing support (financial, social and practical) to the staff, other parents, and students of the Academy. The group is open to any parent, guardian, carer or ‘friend’ who is able and willing to give some time and practical help to the group.

Chair: Victoria Beauchamp

Deputy Chair: Tony Doyle

Treasurer: Tim Baycroft

Secretary: Jayne Hindle

Tuck Shop Co-ordinator: Kish Shah


Friends Meetings

Friends meet approximately once a term at Birkdale School.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information please contact:


What are the Friends Doing?

So far, the Friends have raised enough money to purchase various instruments and equipment for the students through our tuck shop and organised events that encourage socialising between students, families and staff.

The Friends are pleased to announce that the reached their target of £5000 to fund a new piano for the Academy in March 2017!  We are continuing our efforts and would love to hear your ideas on future events and funding schemes.

All money raised will be used to support the learning of students of the Sheffield Music Academy.


Upcoming Events



Parent’s Choir is now up and running.

A choir has been set up that is run by parents for parents at Sheffield Music Academy.

It doesn’t matter if you have no previous experience of singing – everyone is welcome to join in.

The choir takes place on Saturdays at 8.30.


Tuck Shop

The tuck shop forms an important part of our fundraising –  to sign up to bake or to help run it please go to our new electronic pinboard Tuck shop Rota

(hover your mouse over the date and click on the pen to edit and add your name or on a phone/tablet double click on the box).