It has been brought to our attention that some parents are receiving texts from people saying they are from the School Nurse Team and asking for personal information to be verified.

School Nurses do not send text messages as their first contact with parents.

If you receive a text message requesting information about your child from anyone purporting to be a School Nurse, please DO NOT engage.

To check the validity of any request received, please contact the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service Single Point of Access:

Mid Essex 0300 247 0014 (option 2)

South Essex 0300 247 0013

West Essex 0300 247 0122

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Please see below for community events advertised in partnership with the School and College

Ace Music Therapy

Music therapy is a psychological therapy which uses music to help people express themselves, develop communication skills, develop social interaction through musical interactions. For more information click HERE  or call  07957 225109 

Action for Children

Short breaks, clubs and activities please click HERE

Art Classes

A fun, educational club for children aged 8 upwards. Wednesday & Thursday (Term Time) 4-6:30pm, holidays classes and painting classes are available. All materials, drink and snack are included. Children pain, collage, draw, stamp and print whilst learning about a new artist each week.

Chelmer Village - £12.50 per child, per class (fees tobe paid half termly)

For more information please contact: Sara Williams - 07986 008179 - follow us on Facebook @EverSoArty

Autism Friendly Films

Cineworld, Odeon and Vue Cinemas now host Autism Friendly Films:-

  • Cineworld - 11 am on the first Sunday of every month click here
  • Odeon - 11.30am once a month click here

If you receive DLA, don't forget to apply for your Cinema Card entitling you to FREE entry for any accompanying adult taking your child to the cinema.

BOSP - Brighter Opportunities through Support Play

We aim to develop the children and young people's independence, self-esteem and social skills in a supportive environment. For more information on what they offer please click HERE

Cirdan Trust

Cirdan Sailing Trust provided children life skills about living and working on large vessels. For further information please see the attached below and the following website - 

Dance 21

Dance 21 is a dance group for young people with Downs Syndrome aged between 5-16 years old. Further details are attached below. Click HERE for further information


This organisation can accommodate people of all ages and abilities with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and mental health illnesses. Their website explains in more depth exactly what they do and who they are

Down Syndrome Active Football - Colchester United FC

Click HERE for further information.

Families in Focus - Information and Advice Clinic 

1st Wednesday of the month 9.30-12pm at Chelmsford Family Hub, Chelmsford Library CM1 1QH. By appointment only - 01245 283396

One to One support including assistance with Disability Living Allowance (DLA) applications and other benefits. Information, advice and support on educational issues including assessments, SEN support, Education Health Care Plans and exclusions.  


Please click HERE for the latest trips


Click HERE for the latest information.

Robin Hood - Relaxed Performance - Cliffs Pavillion

Cliffs Pavillion Theatre is holding a relaxed performance on 4th January 2020. Please click HERE for further details.

Soccability - Colchester United FC

Colchester United are offering some great opportunities for8-12 and13-16 year olds. Click HERE for further information

Wildcats - Soccability

Basildon Soccability have opportunities for girls aged 5-11 to join us. Click HERE for further details.

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