• There are currently three posts available at Thriftwood: College Receptionist, School Site Manager and a Student Review Co-Ordinator - Please click HERE for further details.

    REMINDER: If Thriftwood School or College experiences an unexpected closure, it will be broadcast here and by email and text message to all parents/carers as early as possible on the morning in question (usually by 7.00am).  Please check before you leave home.  Thank you.

    We have obtained a place in this year's London Marathon and we would love someone to run for us. We are looking for a minimum of £2,000 raised - towards Outward Bound Activities for our pupils. Could this be you - or someone you know? Please contact us for more details.



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