• Our New Website is in the final stages of development. This website will be replaced in the next few weeks. We hope you enjoy the new and improved format.

    Click HERE for information on what's on during the October half term.

    Please note the change in the weather and ensure that your son/daughter comes to School/College with a coat. We will brave the outdoors come rain or shine! Thank you.

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

    The next College Tour for prospective parents is Wednesday 1st November at 11.30am.  Please call the College site on 01245 262779 if you are interested in attending.



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

Thriftwood is part of the SEAX Multi-Academy Trust, registered at Thriftwood School, Slades Lane, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8RW.  Telephone 01245 266880.  For further information  click here for a link to the SEAX Trust 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 are sure 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.

Through our person centred approaches we aim for all of our pupils to feel secure, gain confidence and achieve their individual best.

Mrs Pryke and Mrs Smart,                      Partner Headteachers

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 - September 2016.

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