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Oak Grove College – OFSTED Report – January 2019

Oak Grove College was inspected by two colleagues from OFSTED on January 10th 2019.

The comments and responses from the OFSTED team were undeniably favourable and we are delighted the OFSTED inspectors made so many positive comments regarding the caring ethos of the school and the progress our students make.

Please see the complete assessment of the inspection team attached below:

Nut Free School

Oak Grove College is a Nut Free School, please see information below on this issue:

Easter Holiday Activities

Oak Grove College and South Downs Leisure are running an Easter Holiday Activity Program for young people with additional needs (8-19 years).

For booking information and further details please see the document below:

Newsletter: April 2019

Southern Water – WaterSure

Southern Water – WaterSure Applications

WaterSure can help you if you have a low income and your water is supplied by a meter. It can help by putting a limit on your charges for water and sewerage services, if you meet the qualifying conditions.

Please see below for further information and application form:

DICE – Barnados Programme


Dice is a supportive, non-judgemental 4 week programme for parents and carers who are concerned that their child (approx. age 9-14) might be ‘at risk’ and therefore, possibly vulnerable to exploitation. Dice is delivered over two hour workshop sessions by two trained Barnardo’s project leaders. Each session will be relaxed and informal, with a variety of activities, discussions and videos. There will be a maximum of 12 parents/carers, providing an ideal opportunity to meet others in similar situations and to share and learn in a caring, non-judgmental, confidential and safe setting.

Please see below for further information:

Family Activities at Chichester Cathedral – Easter

Family activities – Chichester Cathedral

Please see the information below regarding Family activity day at Chichester cathedral during the Easter holidays


Football Holiday Club

Free Disability Football Day

Please see the information below regarding a Free Disability Football Holiday Club

Further Information can be found in the image below:


St. John’s College – Summer School

St. John’s College – Summer School

St. John’s are opening their doors this summer to provide an opportunity for the younger autistic community of Brighton and the surrounding areas, to experience life over 3 days in college. This will provide the opportunity to enjoy activities such as sports, drama, music, sensory play and cooking. This will encourage young people to develop communication skills and build confidence to further wellbeing and independence.

Further Information can be found below:

OGC – Cha Cha Cha

Ever Wanted to learn to Dance?

Have you ever wanted to learn Latin and Ballroom dancing? Why not come along for an afternoon of Latin dance taught by Paul Carter ISTD, a previous UK Latin champion and a member of the Come Dancing team from 1988 to 1993. By the end of the session you will be able to dance a simple routine in Cha Cha Cha. This class is suitable for those with little or no dance experience, but all levels of ability are welcome to join the fun!


For further information please see below:

Lost Property?

Lost Glasses?

We have 7 pairs of glasses in the School front office (6 normal and one sunglasses) these belong to students. If you are aware that your child has lost a pair of glasses in school, please could you contact the school office and discuss with them, so we can check to see if we might have them and arrange returning the missing item to the rightful owners.

Sign2Sing 2019

Sign2Sing is an annual fundraising event, organised by the Deaf health charity SignHealth. It’s the only mass participation signing event.

Sign2Sing provides the opportunity to learn sign language while helping fundraise for projects to support Deaf people.

Deaf people communicate using sign language, and Sign2Sing is designed to promote this beautiful language and raise valuable funds.

Our Students took part in the Sign2Sing 2019 Event recently and this can be seen in the video below.

The Sign2Sing website has further information and can can be found at this address:

Visit Sign2Sing!

Special Olympics – World Games

Caleb Grace an ex student has been training hard over the last few years as a swimmer and was selected to represent GB Special Olympics in the World Games in Abu Dhabi. He flew out on Monday 11th March as part of the GB team and is preparing for his first competition on Saturday 16th March. Caleb started Oak Grove College in 2009 and was identified has having potential as a swimmer, with some encouragement he gained his confidence and joined a competitive disability squad, “Squids” at Littlehampton. From this point he has not looked back and went on to join Littlehampton swimming club and has competed for them at county level. More recently he has been swimming in all the National para swimming galas across the UK and is looking forward to making qualification times so he can represent GB in para swimming.

We send Caleb and all the GB Special Olympics Team our best wishes for success at the World Games