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Breckenbrough School

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

Contact Name
Diane Walker
Contact Position
Office Manager

Where to go

Breckenbrough School
North Yorkshire

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:

  1. To be themselves, aspire and be successful.
  2. To develop strategies and coping mechanisms to move towards a level of self-actualisation in order to thrive in the neurotypical world.

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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