• We wish everybody a restful half-term, which is very well-deserved.  Pupils return to School and College on Monday the 1st June.

    Thriftwood is now advertising for Learning Support Assistants and Administration staff to commence September 2015 and further information can be found HERE.

    We had some very special visitors on Wednesday 20th May when 'Pieroth Wines' came to Thriftwood.  They will be fundraising for a new Thriftwood Variety Club Minibus. and representatives from all over the country heard how we will use the bus in a special School Assembly.  They later went to College, where students had prepared a beautiful lunch for them.  Our very grateful thanks go to Pieroth for their incredible generosity.

    College students have created some fantastic artwork. Click here to see their work.



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

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


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Thriftwood School
Slades Lane, Galleywood,
Chelmsford, Essex

01245 266 880

Thriftwood College
Fox Crescent

01245 262 779

01245 490 691