• We would like to wish all of our pupils and their families a very Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We return to School and College on Monday 5th January 2015.

    We currently have vacancies for TWO Learning Support Assistants - please click here for more information.

    Are you an education professional looking for reasonably-priced training courses for yourself or your staff?  Do you know that Thriftwood offers a wide range of training under its Acorn Training programme? Click here for full 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