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Support for the bereaved families from the Grand Canyon tragedy.

Becky was an exceptional member of staff at Oak Grove College from September 2010 until April 2014 and she made a significant contribution to enriching the lives of young people. Her mum, Jane and sister, Nicki, work at the College.

Many people have expressed the desire to support the family at this difficult time. The link here takes you to a crowd funding page to help raise money for all the families involved.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those families and friends affected by this tragic loss.

Phillip Potter

Link to Funding Page

Newsletter: February

February Autism friendly screenings at Cineworld

February’s films

Cineworld host an autism friendly cinema screening on the first Sunday of every month at 11am.

Cineworld’s next autism friendly film screening is Early Man on Sunday 4th February at 11am.

Find out more

Showcase host an autism friendly cinema screening on the second Sunday of the month at 10am.

Showcase’s next autism friendly film screening is Early Man on Sunday 11th February at 10am.

Find out more

ODEON host an autism friendly cinema screening every month at 10:15am. At a select number of cinemas, ODEON are trialling screenings for older audiences.

ODEON’s next autism friendly film screening is Early Man on Sunday 25th February at 10:15am.

ODEON’s next autism friendly films for older audiences at 9 cinemas is Black Panther (tbc) on Monday 26th February at 6pm.

Please note Epsom ODEON’s Sunday screening time is 11am.

Find out more

Vue host an autism friendly cinema screening on the last Sunday of every month at 10:15am, from £1.99.

Vue’s next autism friendly film screening is Paddington 2 on Sunday 25th February at 10:15am.

Find out more


As always, adjustments will be in place for all of the screenings. These include: lights being left on low, no adverts, lower sound levels, people being able to move around the cinema and able to take their own food.

Please note:

*ODEON tickets may be subject to a £1 Blockbuster charge if the film is a new release.

Key points:

  • Showcase films start at 10am, Vue films start at 10:15am, Cineworld films start at 11am and ODEON films start at 10.15am and 6pm for the adult screening trial – there are no trailers so please make sure you are seated in time
  • Full list of participating cinemas
  • List of ODEON cinemas selected to run Autism Friendly Screenings for older audiences
  • ODEON tickets can be booked from 5pm on the Tuesday before the screening through the ODEON accessibility helpline number 0800 138 3315. Or book online
  • ODEON tickets may be subject to a £1 Blockbuster charge for new releases
  • Vue tickets can be booked online or for information call 08712 240 240
  • Cineworld tickets can be booked online or for information call 0871 200 2000
  • Showcase tickets can be booked online or by calling 0871 220 1000
  • For answers to all your questions about Autism Friendly Films please visit our FAQs page
  • For the latest Autism Friendly Screening news sign up to our enewsletter on our website
  • Vue tickets are priced from £1.99 because they are older films.

Visit www.dimensions-uk.org/autismfriendly for more information. Please do email if you have any questions.

Follow DimensionsUK on Twitter or Facebook to stay up to date

Thanks again and enjoy the films!

Make Lunch: Filling the holiday hunger gap!

Would you like a free meal during the holidays? There will also be lots of games and activities to join in with.

West Worthing 5k & 10k

Sunday 11th March 2018 – 10:30am Start

A great seafront run along Worthing seafront offering a choice of 10k or 5k distances, it is a fast and flat run on an out and back route on Sunday 11th March 2018.

The run is to raise money for our fantastic special schools in the Thrive Federation.  Palatine Primary School and Oak Grove College in Worthing and Herons Dale Primary School in Shoreham cater for children with special educational needs, many of whom have associated sensory, motor and communication difficulties including Autistic Spectrum Conditions.  Cornfield School in Littlehampton is for boys with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.  All the schools do incredible work with the children but, as always, budgets are tight.  Fundraising allows the schools to address the unique needs of all the pupils at the schools and enhance their learning experience to make it as fun, dynamic and creative as possible.

Some of the projects the schools are looking to fund are; wheelchair accessible play equipment, a Forest School shelter, playground trim trail and surfacing, sensory equipment for calming room and refurbishment of a Food Technology room.

After the success of last year’s run we are back for a second year and are hoping again for a great turnout.  The event is managed by Sporting Events UK and will be chip timed, officially measured and is licenced by Run Britain and UK Athletics, all finishers will get a bespoke medal plus there will be category and team prizes.

To book a place visit: http://www.sportingeventsuk.com/enterevent/worthing-10/

Runners can also help to raise more money for the schools through sponsorship, paper sponsorship forms can be downloaded from the above website or follow this link to create a just giving fundraising page:


(The Friends of Palatine School are the collecting charity but the funds raised will be split equally between the 4 schools in the Thrive Federation).

Facilities at venue:

Toilets facilities. Free car parking nearby on residential streets. Refreshments available.

10k Entry fee:
Advanced entries: £16 affiliated club members, £18 unaffiliated
On-the-day (subject to space): £20

5k Entry fee:
Advanced entries: £12 affiliated club members, £14 unaffiliated
On-the-day (subject to space): £15

ADVANCED ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 9TH MARCH 2018. PLEASE NOTE ON-THE-DAY ENTRIES CLOSE AT 9:15AM TO ALLOW THE RACE TO START ON TIME. Arrivals after this time may not be eligible to race. Thank you for your understanding. On-the-day entries are subject to space.

Under UK Athletics rules the minimum age for the 10km race is 15 years on the day and the minimum age for the 5k is 13 years on the day.


Newsletter: January

How to raise funds for Oak Grove College

Cedar Garage based in Tarring Road and Littlehampton Road – 01903 248967

Will give Oak Grove College 10% of any labour charges on any work (except MOT test and Tyres)

If your vehicle needs a service or any work please bear this in mind. The garage is situated in Littlehampton Road and Tarring Road, Worthing and is close to the train station and bus stops and also has courtesy cars available

Thank you for your support

Half Term Clubs at Lodge Hill

12th & 16th February 2018. Drop your child off at 8:30am for a full day of exciting outdoor activities!

Activity club poster

Chilled out swim sessions at Oak Grove College in February

These sessions are for those who need 1-1 support in the water. Please provide your own PA or discuss with Claire Moyle

Chilled out swim sessions Feb 18

First Steps to Adulthood: Information Event

Monday 29th January 2018 6-8pm at Chichester College (in the Conference Hall).

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