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
Where to go
- Breckenbrough School
- YO7 4EN
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.
- 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
• 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.