Thriftwood School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Slades Lane
5 - 19
Academy - Converter special school
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School Description

Thriftwood School is part of the SEAX Trust. It is a multi-academy trust in Essex, established by the Special School Sector in April 2015. Its vision is to provide outstanding educational experiences for children and young people who have special educational needs. It also puts the well-being and achievement of pupils at the heart of all decision-making. The school caters for pupils with moderate learning difficulties and additional complex needs. The Apex, a part of Thriftwood School, is a community centre providing support for children and families. Inspection report: Thriftwood School, 12–13 September 2017 Page 9 of 12 Thriftwood College, which is part of Thriftwood School, provides education for students with moderate learning difficulties, including autistic spectrum disorders, between the ages of 14 and 19. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is well below average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below the national average. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding is above average. Three times as many boys as girls currently attend the school. A small proportion of pupils are looked after by the local authority. The school does not currently use the services of any alternative providers. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish.

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This school is an academy and does not conform to the general school admission criteria set down by the Local Education Authority.

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