COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

Thriftwood School & College are asking for the support and understanding of our visitors in helping us minimise the risk of COVID-19.

Thriftwood continues to take guidance from Public Health England. Taking this into account, we are now limiting access to the site to essential visitors only.

If your visit to Thriftwood is an essential one, we would nevertheless ask that you refrain from visiting if:

Along with all members of the Thriftwood community, any visitors to the School or College should wash their hands with soap and water before leaving home and once they arrive on site. Gel hand sanitiser will also be available on arrival and throughout your visit. You will need to wear a face covering throughout your visit to our school.

For the avoidance of potential embarrassment, we would also like to advise you that Thriftwood is currently operating a ‘no handshake’ policy for all members of its community.

We apologise for not being able to give you our usual warm welcome, but we must take the current situation very seriously and look after the welfare of our pupils and staff.

If you have any questions, please contact the member of staff you were due to visit.

Please click HERE to visit the news page for more information.

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We encourage all parents & carers to think carefully and responsibly about travelling to School or College, as there is limited car parking space available on or around the sites; we encourage walking, car sharing and, for older pupils, cycling or independent travel.


If you live further afield, arrangements for getting your child safely to and from Thriftwood are usually made by the Local Authority, SEN Transport Assessment Team 0345 6032200.  In our experience, children cope well with the journey to School or College by Local Authority transport, even though it may add to the length of their day.

If you should experience transport difficulties and your child uses Local Authority transport, please inform PASSENGER TRANSPORT -  0345 6032200 direct, rather than the School or College.  Thank you.

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