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Breckenbrough School

A residential non-maintained special school for boys

Headmaster: Geoffrey Brookes BEd

School type: Boys’ Weekly Boarding and Day

Age range: 9 – 19

Average size of class: 6

Number of boys on roll, as at January 2016: 54

Member of: NASS, ISBA

Charity Number: 1122269

Fees: Available on request

Who to contact

Contact Name
Diane Walker
Contact Position
Office Manager
Telephone
E-mail
office@breckenbrough.org.uk
Website
www.breckenbrough.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Breckenbrough School
Address
Sandhutton
Thirsk
North Yorkshire
Postcode
YO7 4EN
Notes

The school is a non-profit making charity, whose governors are

appointed by Quakers in Yorkshire. Housed in a Victorian

 

country house with 10 acres of land in the heart of North

 

Yorkshire, Breckenbrough is located a few miles from Thirsk,

 

close to the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National

 

Parks.

The school has an experienced staff skilled in conflict resolution,

 

who understand Asperger Syndrome and young people

 

experiencing emotional problems. Students are continually

 

encouraged through the powerful ethos of the school where

 

external pressure is reduced and individuality encouraged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Special Needs catered for include primarily

 

ASD 

 

 

 

Special Needs catered for include primarily ASD BESD ADHD.

All placements are funded through the students Statement or ECHP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other notes

Breckenbrough in brief

 

 

 

Over 70 years of experience in educating boys with complex

 

 

 

needs.

 

 

A unique special school with a Quaker ethos.

 

Educates boys aged 9 to 19 with academic potential.

 

Accommodates both day and boarding pupils on a 38 week

 

 

 

basis.

 

 

Has expertise and success with boys with Asperger

 

 

 

Syndrome and ADHD.

 

 

Has high educational expectations and offers a wide range

 

 

 

of GCSE’s, vocational programmes and A levels.

 

 

Provides individualised learning and programmes of study.

 

Offers a relaxed atmosphere, within a holistic and

 

 

 

therapeutic environment.

 

 

Operates an effective ethos of conflict resolution.

 

Encourages pupils to understand and take responsibility for

 

 

 

their own actions.

 

 

Employs a full-time registered psychologist and counsellor.

 

Enjoys and encourages strong partnerships with families.

 

Offers a wide range of activities and opportunities.

 

Provides post-16 provision for working in partnership with

 

 

 

other local providers.

 

 

Operates a unique Beyond Breckenbrough service to provide contact and

 

 

 

support for pupils once they have left school and in later

 

life.

 

 

The vast majority of boys go on to full-time further

 

 

 

education, training and work.

 

 

Has good access from the motorway and rail networks.