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Breckenbrough School

Sandhutton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England YO7 4EN

Special School Boys 9 - 19 Years Day & Boarding (Weekly)


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Simon Bannister

What makes us special?

Breckenbrough is a Non-Maintained Special School (NMSS) approved by the Secretary of State. We offer day and residential placements for boys with a range of complex needs, including Autism (ASC), Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), Tourette’s Syndrome (TS) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Like our students, Breckenbrough is unique; offering a bespoke, special school approach in the delivery of our holistic 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 anxiety levels and specific needs to make holistic progress towards their individual outcomes.

Our vision is to improve the Quality of Life for all our students in becoming healthy, happy and successful adults.

In order to improve the Quality of our Student’s lives, 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.
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My son has, like so many before him, changed (improved!) beyond all recognition over the 2 years he has so far had at Breck. He is now self-aware, and understands his 'red buttons' so is able to begin to comprehend those buttons in other people, and hence integrate socially. Thank you

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • SATs (UK) - Standard Assessment Tests
  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Business studies
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Environmental studies
  • ICT
  • Law
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • English
  • French
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Drama
  • First Aid/Life Savers
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Horticulture
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Skiing
  • Autistic Spectrum of Disorder (ASD)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH)
  • Aspergers Syndrome (AS)
  • After School Club
  • Before School Club
  • Gifted Children
  • Rail Services
  • Special Diets


  • Assessment
  • Referral by Local Authority or Social Services
    • Quaker
    • English

      Age Range & Fees

      Age Range9 to 19
      Annual Day Fees *0 to 0
      Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *0 to 0
      Annual Full Boarding Fees *0 to 0
      * Currency:

      Number OF Pupils

      0Full Boarding0
      24Weekly Boarding0
      Boys Girls

      Number OF Staff

      Full-time: 53
      Part-time: 15

      % Pupils Gaining
      GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

      % Pupils Gaining
      A Level Grades A – C

      % Pupils Going
      To University