Community Links

The school continues to place great value on its links with the wider community, beyond the confines of the school and these are wide ranging.

Please note: whilst Alton Park Junior School wishes to bring local clubs/events to your attention, we are not affiliated with these and parents/carers are responsible for carrying out their own safeguarding enquiries.

What’s happening in Essex

Subscribe to the Essex County Council website for news of what’s happening in Essex – local events, adult community learning, jobs, libraries, highways and lots more. Subscribe

Essex Police News

This space is reserved for regular updates from the The Public Engagement team at Essex Police who are keen to get information out to the communities in all areas of Essex.  We hope to receive regular monthly notices which will be uploaded here:

February 2018 – Commissioner’s Update CSE Hotline letter October 2018

Half Term Activities: October 2018

Hocus Pocus.  Click on the link to view more:

Clacton Leisure Centre

Clacton Library: Christmas 2018 Competition

October Half Term 2018 Events

Family Support Organisations and Ideas for Family Outings

Didi Para Dance for Special Educational Needs children and for those with disabilities.  Classes available in Clacton.

Essex Wildlife Trust Website

NHS News

5 Reasons to Immunise

InterAct Programme

InterAct is a local charity supporting young people with special needs across Essex and works to increase opportunities in learning, leisure and work for children, young people and families with a wide range of disabilities/disadvantage including learning disabilities, Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, challenging behaviours and mental health issues. They also provide a broad range of personalised services delivered in local communities such as training and support to improve well-being, increase awareness and reduce stigma associated with disability. They currently offer a range of regular term time and holiday activities for young people, these can be found by clicking on the blue button below, as can the registration form which you will need to download, complete and return to InterAct.
InterAct Programme of Events InterAct Registration form and Risk Assessment

For more information InterAct please contact them on 01245 608206 or email:[email protected] or visit their website: or complete the attached registration form and return it to them.

‘Visit Colchester’ Newsletter

Click here to see Newsletter

Drum Lessons in Clacton

Drum Lessons

Max Whitlock Gymnastics

Clubs at University of Essex and in Southend. Click on the blue button to find out how you can join:  All about Max Whitlock Gymnastics

You can also find out more by visiting the website at

EXTRA Support for Families – a Tendring-based Charitable Organisation

EXTRA – Support for Families (EXTRA) is here to help anyone caring for children in the Tendring district to meet the challenges of parenting.  We offer local opportunities for parents to meet at fun days, one-off workshops and a range of parenting programmes.
EXTRA acts as a central agency to co-ordinate the provision of parenting support throughout Tendring. They have a parenting platform every couple of months where practitioners involved in parenting, from Barnardo’s Children’s Centres, schools, adult community learning, health and so on, gather to share information on what is going on and to find ways to provide what parents need in the area.

Click on the blue button to visit their website and find out more about how they can help: About EXTRA

Dementia-Friendly Activities at Colchester Leisure Centre


 Support for families dealing with Autism

Link to Hub

 Adult Community Learning – Free Maths and English courses for parents

Children’s University

CU Website