Breckenbrough School (Independent List 41)
Breckenbrough provides a nurturing and therapeutic environment for boys for whom mainstream school has not proved suitable. The school enables boys aged from 9 to 19 to access a curriculum which meets their needs and interests. Breckenbrough is especially successful with students who are diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, but it also works effectively with boys with ADHD, ADD, ODD and other complex needs. All boys are encouraged to gain academic qualifications.
What we do:
- We have been successfully working with young people for over 50 years. We are a non-profit making charity, whose Governing Board is appointed by Quakers in Yorkshire. We are housed in a modernised Victorian country house with 10 acres of grounds.
- Transition plans are developed, Breckenbrough employs its own qualified careers officer, who plays an important role. Students can gain success in both academic and vocational subjects. The school has its own Sixth Form offering a wide range of A levels
- We accept pupils from all over the country who have an EHCP. We make provision for day students and weekly boarders. All placements are for 38 weeks. Boarders have their own rooms and learn independent living skills
- All students are supported by their own mentor and key worker. On leaving, students successfully progress on to University, further education or the world of work.
- There is excellent regular communication between the school, parents/carers and local educational authorities. We encourage parents to work in collaboration with the School. Staff have up-to-date training in specialisms relating to our students.
Our users say:
My son dreamed that I would find a School that was ‘a place I can be, with people like me who get me’, in Breckenbrough I found it with ‘bells and whistles on’. Parent