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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Mrs Janine Cavey is our Home School Liaison Manager.

She works closely with parents, carers, and multi-professionals with an aim to meet the holistic needs of each child and their families.

We have an open door approach to communication between parents and carers and School/College.

It is very important that we work in partnership with you to support your child – good communication is essential.



If your child is at Thriftwood School, you can ring -  01245 266880, fax 01245 490691
or e-mail  admin@thriftwoodschool.com 

If your child attends Thriftwood College, you can ring 01245 262779, fax 01245 490691
or e-mail college@thriftwoodschool.com



  • Class Teachers are available to take calls before the School/College day, at lunch-time or after School/College
  • You can make an appointment with Team Leaders, Heads of Learning or, if necessary, the Headteacher
  • We hold a termly meeting for you to meet the Class Teacher, plus an One Planning or Education Health Care Meeting in the autumn or spring terms
  • Home/School Diaries are issued to First and Middle School pupils
  • Senior School students have Personal Diaries 
  • Regular updates, information, and letters are sent home via email and text through TxtRound - please ensure we have your current mobile phone number and/or email address

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