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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

Where to go

Breckenbrough School
North Yorkshire

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



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


Referral required
Referral Details

Special Needs catered for include primarily






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







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







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





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




education, training and work.



Has good access from the motorway and rail networks.


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