Welcome

 

A very warm welcome to Breckenbrough School’s website.

imageBreckenbrough is a residential Special School for boys of average and above average ability with a range of learning and behavioural difficulties, including Asperger’s Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is the only Quaker Foundation Residential Special School in the United Kingdom.

It is a ‘special’ school in so many different ways; we pride ourselves on providing a nurturing and supportive environment for all our boys to further develop their intellect and behaviour. We have a philosophy of peaceful and constructive conflict resolution to create respect, understanding, tolerance and forgiveness throughout our community.

I came to Breckenbrough in 2008, attracted by its unique ethos and the holistic approach to working with boys and their families before, during and after their time at the school. Throughout my teaching career I have worked with a significant number of young people who do not fit into the mainstream model or environment and who consequently have experienced great difficulties. My mission is to help and support such young people. I am fortunate in that I am able to build on seven decades of innovative work with boys at the school and, since arriving I have put into place a programme of further improvements to the social, academic and aesthetic environments. My aim is to make Breckenbrough a beacon of excellence in all aspects of its work with boys with social, emotional and anxiety problems.

Please follow the links on this website to find out more about the school and the opportunities that it could offer to your son.

imageIf you have any questions then in the first instance please contact Gilly Charters by email: gilly@charters.demon.co.uk – Gilly’s son attended Breckenbrough and she is a mine of information.

If you would like to arrange a visit then please contact Diane Walker by email: diane.walker@breckenbrough.org.uk or by telephoning 01845 587238. She will be pleased to help you in any way she can.

I look forward to welcoming you to Breckenbrough School in person, as only then can you get a true understanding of the unique and special nature of our School.

Geoffrey Brookes