It has been brought to our attention that some parents are receiving texts from people saying they are from the School Nurse Team and asking for personal information to be verified.


School Nurses do not send text messages as their first contact with parents.

If you receive a text message requesting information about your child from anyone purporting to be a School Nurse, please DO NOT engage.

To check the validity of any request received, please contact the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service Single Point of Access:

Mid Essex 0300 247 0014 (option 2)

South Essex 0300 247 0013

West Essex 0300 247 0122

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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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