• Thank you to all those who took part in and attended the 'Open Mic Night' event on Friday 25th November. The students were amazing and  raised over £850.00! The money will be divided between CHESS, our local charity supporting the homeless and our Student Council.

    The Chair of Governors has sent home a letter to all Parents and Carers regarding leadership at Thriftwood. Please click here for details.

    Following a Consultation Meeting with parents and carers, we are using e-mails in addition to the website, to share information. Please click here to find out more about this development.

    Book a place on the Strong Minds Conference on Saturday, 25th February 2017 which addresses the many mental health issues challenging our young people.  This is a unique opportunity to listen to leading experts who will enthuse all adults working or parenting young people.  Go away feeling positive and enthused as you realise you can do something to help.  You cannot afford to miss it!

    Please visit our 'Acorn Training & Outreach" page for booking details.

    Please help Thriftwood by using SIMS Agora  for all of your payments to us.

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

    Thriftwood maintains a strict Visitor's Policy.  We like to ensure that all of our visitors feel welcomed, but If you are visiting us you may be required to provide documentation in advance to ensure that our Policy is adhered to.




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 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 of 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 - 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

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Fox Crescent

01245 262 779

01245 490 691