Breckenbrough School A GSG School
- Breckenbrough School
- Head: Mr Geoffrey Brookes
- T 01845 587238
- F 01845 587385
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- W www.breckenbrough.org.uk
- A special independent school for boys aged from 9 to 17 with learning and behavioural difficulties, including Asperger’s, autism spectrum disorder and ADHD; pupils have at least average ability
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: North Yorkshire
- Pupils: 50
- Religion: Quaker
- Fees: State financed
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 20th November 2014
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 3rd January 2012
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
‘More than a school’ is the tag line of this school where 80 years of wisdom and radical experiment continue to change the lives of boys on a daily basis. In the words of a visiting Guardian journalist: 'A trail...
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What The Good Schools Guide says‘More than a school’ is the tag line of this school where 80 years of wisdom and radical experiment continue to change the lives of boys on a daily basis. In the words of a visiting Guardian journalist: 'A trail bike putters into life on a raw North Yorkshire morning, then the engine roars and a teenager wobbles off down a mud track, manages a corner and settles in to control. "There’s a lad who started off this morning with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder," says a member of staff who formerly raced in the Isle of Man TT, "but he hasn’t got it now, and he won’t have for the next 20 minutes..."
Since 2008, Mr Geoff Brookes, previously at The Mount School in York, before that deputy head at Easingwold School; has two grown-up children.
Special Education Needs
Breckenbrough School is a residential boarding school, for forty pupils aged between 9 – 17 who exhibit emotional and behavioural difficulties and high academic potential. All of our pupils have repeatedly struggled with the structure and ethos of mainstream education where their eccentricities and needs have never been adequately met. Our pupils have in effect learning differences that deserve the opportunity to be developed. We have developed expertise and success with boys diagnosed with Aspergers, ADHD, ADD and Dyslexia in recent years. The ethos reflects the philosophy of the Society of Friends. Central to the ethos is the belief in the innate good of everyone. We give our pupils the time and space to be themselves in a clear, non-confrontational, flexible structure. Where there are problems we encourage honesty in addressing them in order to move forward.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|