A residential non-maintained special school for boys
Headteacher: Simon Bannister BEd
School type: Boys’ Weekly Boarding and Day
Age range: 9 – 19
Average size of class: 5
Number of boys on roll, as at January 2022: 69
Member of: NASS, ISBA
Charity Number: 1122269
Fees: Available on request
Who to contact
Where to go
- Breckenbrough School
- YO7 4EN
What makes us special?
Like our students, Breckenbrough is unique; offering a bespoke, special school approach in delivering the national curriculum. We pride ourselves in being a ‘specialist’ school, providing a nurturing, supportive and low stress environment to help our students learn to manage their behaviours and make social and academic progress.
We aim to support our students to achieve two key goals during their time here:
- To be themselves, aspire and be successful.
- To develop strategies and coping mechanisms to move towards a level of self-actualisation in order to thrive in the neurotypical world.
- 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.