• We currently have a vacancy for a Learning Support Assistant at School.  Please send applications to Thriftwood School by the respective closing date.

    Essex County Council is asking for feedback on two points concerning children with SEND.  Further information is in the document, 'Families Acting for Change Essex', found by clicking here .  If you feel either is important or relevant to your family, please take part.

    Our Acorn Courses  for 2015-16 are available to book now.  Please follow the link to see our new brochure.

    For prospective College students, we hold a monthly Open Morning.  Please telephone the College Office on 01245 262779 for information.

    Safeguarding is an integral part of Thriftwood life.  To find out more please follow the link.



On behalf of the staff, Governors and pupils we would like to welcome you to the Thriftwood Website.

We hope you will gain an insight into the life of this vibrant and outstanding Special School & College where the wellbeing and achievement of every pupil is our priority. We hope you will be able to sense the fun, excitement and challenge that is evident in every aspect of life at Thriftwood; every day is humming with activity and pupils are motivated and engaged in learning.

We want all our pupils to feel secure, gain confidence and achieve their individual best.

Thriftwood provides an outstanding quality of education for its pupils and is highly regarded by parents and carers and by the community it serves.”  Ofsted 2011

Thriftwood takes its Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and stringently follows the principles and practices outlined in: Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education July 2015.

Ofsted Parent View - Click here for details.  And for more information during an Ofsted Inspection please click here.

Thriftwood is part of SEAX Trust. Click here for details.


Thriftwood School
Slades Lane, Galleywood,
Chelmsford, Essex

01245 266 880

Thriftwood College
Fox Crescent

01245 262 779

01245 490 691