Breckenbrough is a residential special school for boys of average and above average ability with a range of learning and behavioural difficulties. The school is particularly successful with boys with Asperger's Syndrome, ASC, ODD, PDA, ADD and ADHD.
The school is good at providing a nurturing and supportive environment for all boys so that they can further develop their intellect and behaviour. There is a philosophy of peaceful and constructive conflict resolution to create respect, understanding, tolerance and forgiveness throughout the community.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Breckenbrough School
- YO7 4EN
- Professionals may contact Breckenbrough to ascertain fees.
- Referral required
- Referral Details
All boys come to Breckenbrough with an EHCP which states that Breckenbrough can meet their needs.
- Other notes
The school employs a full-time registered psychologist and can provide other therapies such as speech and language, occupational, music and creative arts.
- Contact Telephone
- 01845 587238
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood(16+)
Secondary (11-15 years)
Primary (5-10 years)
- SEN Provision Type
Schools Extended Local Offer Response
- How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?
All the boys at Breckenbrough have special educational needs. All staff are trained to support boys. Parents are encouraged to raise any concerns they may have with staff.
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
Before a young person comes to Breckenbrough there is a thorough assessment of their academic and social needs. The head of special needs, together with other staff plans the work and outcomes are suggested by staff, parents and individual boys. Staff are always happy to talk with parents about their child.
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
Classes are small which allows for effective individual attention from staff.
- How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?
Staff expect to talk with parents very regularly about progress and concerns. Contact can be by phone, email or face to face.
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
Staff are trained to administer routine medication and to offer personal care where this is required. Boys all speak highly of the weight given to their views. The calm environment minimises anxiety and encourages a sense of well-being in all boys.
- What specialist services and expertise are avaliable at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
The school has a full-time registered psychologist. Other specialisms are bought in when needed after careful vetting.
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
Professional training is offered to all staff on a termly basis. All staff are fully aware of the needs of their pupils and are diligent about equality.
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
Discussions are held between boys, their parents and staff to ensure that visits out of school are accessible to all who want to go.
- How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?
The classroom block is accessible. The boarding facilities are currently not accessible for those who use wheelchairs.
- How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?
The aim of Breckenbrough is to prepare young people academically, socially and emotionally for life beyond school. Transition plans are prepared with an experienced and qualified careers officer. Boys leave school to attend further and higher education, to take up training and work and to be settled members of society.
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
All fees that come into the school from the LEA which places the child are spent on that boy, with the sole exception of a very small amount which goes into the governance of the school.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
Decisions like this are made with the LEA, the parents/carers, and the school working towards providing the best support possible for each young person.
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
Parents are the experts in their children. We work very closely with all our parents to achieve the best outcomes possible. We welcome the involvement of parents and carers.