• Pupils at both School and College have had a very successful start to the year.  We hope everyone has a relaxing half-term and look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 3rd November.

    Check out community events/clubs and even some of our Autumn Celebration recipes via community news.

    On Sunday 19th October 2014, Robert Deverill ran the Chelmsford Marathon in 4 hours and 2 mins (photos are on our News & Media section). He has so far raised over £1600 towards Thriftwood's Parents & Friends Association. If you would like to learn more or sponsor him please visit:





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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