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.

Name: _________________________________________________

Contact Number: _________________________________________

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Thriftwood School caters for pupils aged 5 - 13, all of whom have an Education Health Care Plan.

We are a day school for children and young people who have moderate learning difficulties including additional complex needs.  This covers a wide range of needs including those with autism and speech, language and social communication difficulties.

Please be aware that although we are designated to cater for students from age 5, our youngest class is Year 3 which means we currently have no Reception,
Year One or Year Two classes and we have no plans to change this in the near future.


We fully understand that making the right choice of school is very important for the child and the family. We therefore recommend that you:

  • Make an appointment to visit the school
  • Talk to the Headteacher, staff and pupils
  • Reflect on what you have seen and heard
  • Inform your current school and the Statutory Assessment Service of your decision ~ this will initiate the placement process.

It is the Local Authority who has responsibility for admissions to the School.

Thriftwood school works with the Mid-Essex SAS area:

Statutory Assessment Service
Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB

For the SAS Specialist Teacher Team please telephone: 0300 003 4125

For the SAS Statutory Assessments Team please telephone: 0300 003 4131

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