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


Action for Family Carers

Our Young Carers Projects include Respite Clubs, Trips, Family Support Worker, School Link Work, Young Adult Carer Transitional Support (all services are free of charge). For more information please visit the website www.affc.org.uk


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.


Baddow Race - Sunday 19th May 2019

Great Baddow Races, a great way to fundraise. It's their 36th year of this event. Join in either the 2 mile Fun Run or the 10 mile road race (17 years old and over). Click HERE for further details


Basildon Soccability - Wildcats

Calling girls aged 5-11 with additional needs who feels socially isolated. Click HERE for further details on our approved football association.


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


Bowling Club

Falcon Bowling and Social Club are offering Taster Sessions every Friday night at 6.30pm and Junior sessions at 4.15pm. For more information see the following link


Chelmer Village Youth Club

Every Friday evening (term time only) between 7.30-9.30pm for ages 9-14-year-olds. Membership £3.00 - Members £1.00. For more information please call - 01245 478679


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 - www.cirdantrust.org 


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


Disability4Sport

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 http://disability4sport.co.uk


Essex Family Forum

Seeking views on the future of Essex SEN and services. Click HERE


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.  

Click HERE for the latest newsletter 


GSTARS - School of Dance & Performing Arts

Every Monday at Chelmsford County Girls High School. Beginners Tap, Contemporary, Commerical/Street, Cheerleading. For further information www.gstars.co.uk OR 07900 211137 OR

 g-starchelmsford@hotmail.com


Health Drop In Sessions - 4-19 Year Olds 

Essex family Wellbeing are holding sessions around topics and issues concerning 4-19 year olds. Click HERE for details on dates and times.


Jigsaw Chelmsford - Drama / Singing / Dance

Delivering fun and engaging performing arts classes led by professional tutors since 1995. Held at Moulsham High School on Saturday mornings for 3-18 year olds. Click HERE for more information. 


Marsh Farm - Easter Grotto

Visit The Great Easter Grotto and enjoy acres o Easter themed fun, shows plus adorable bunnies and chicks - all included in a dy out at Marsh Farm. Click HERE


NSPCC - Online Safety Advice Line

If you would like advice on apps, sites, games or general online safety for your child, please call 0808 800 5002 (Mon-Fri 9am-7pm)


Short Breaks - 2019

Click HERE for details on clubs and short breaks for Children and Young People with Special Education needs and/or Disabilities.


SNAP - 25th Anniversary - Open Day

Wednesday 22nd May SNAP are celebrating a mile stone. Click HERE for further details.


The Hut Youth Centre

The Hut Youth Centre in Braintree currently offers several nights per week for young people to go along. They do not currently have a specific SEN night but if numbers increase they are more than willing to open up another day.

The Hut Youth Centre, Project Charity, 10 Leather Lane, Braintree, CM7 1UZ

Click HERE for further information.


The Wheeler Way - 4th May 2019

Click HERE for further information. A unique race for physical disabilities.

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