Breckenbrough - more than a school

The school where individuality flourishes

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Life at Breckenbrough

Life at Breckenbrough

Please click here to learn about life at Breckenbrough and how our students develop and progress in school and beyond. Also details of news and events, fundraising and a tour of Breckenbrough.

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Our Offer

Our Offer

Please click here for information about the school timetable including academic and social curriculum, subjects, boarding details and support provision offered. Also information on trips and visits and pupil support in and out of school.

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Essential Information

Essential Information

Please click here for information on policies; practice and processes; school governance; external agencies and guidance including NMS and Ofsted. Also details about schools admissions, our local offer and how to contact us.

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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.

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Latest News and Events from Breckenbrough School

Breckenbrough - more than a school

Supporting the Welfare and Well-being of the Breckenbrough Community

The welfare of the Breckenbrough community is always at the forefront of what we do, though the challenges faced since March has placed an added significance and focus on the well-being of all of us. Throughout this period, all our students and their families have been supported by a core team; those key members of […]

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Term Dates 2021/2022

Please find a PDF of our term dates for the 2021/22 academic year here: Term Dates 2021/2022

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CEOP Online safety guidance

CEOP E-Safety For children and young people on the autistic spectrum, the internet can provide real opportunities for social interaction and learning as it removes some of the challenges of face to face communication. Despite this, they can be especially vulnerable to risks online. Many of our students have access to electronic devices, play online […]

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Outstanding Ofsted Social Care Inspection Report October 2019

It is with a great deal of pride and humility that I share with you our Ofsted Social Care Inspection report from October 15-17th 2019. I also include a letter from the Inspector, which is written to be shared with the students. It is incredibly gratifying when an Inspector spends concentrated time in school and […]

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Term dates 2020/2021

Please find a PDF of our term dates for the 2020/21 academic year here: Term dates 2020/2021 

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Attendance & Engagement

Attendance Attendance for 2019/20 during Autumn term: 87.8% Adjusted attendance figures: 90.6% Phased Transition and Integrated Starts When a student comes on roll at Breckenbrough, the transition into the school must be sensitively managed with a coordinated approach involving the family and other professionals. The vast majority of our cohort have experienced a lengthy period […]

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Things to do at home for you and your family

Whilst we’re all staying at home, working and studying. Here are a few ideas and suggestions for you try: Scouts – the Great Indoors, activities that can be done indoors! Joe Wicks PE class – daily at 9am David Walliams is releasing an audio story every day for 30 days for free Free Virtual Tours […]

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"Students’ individuality is celebrated. This helps to build relationships between staff and students based on respect and trust. As a result, students enjoy spending time with staff and sharing hobbies such as the school motocross track. As students’ self-belief improves, they gain the social skills and confidence to undertake activities such as skiing holidays and meals out. One student commented: `I could not go out for meals with my
family, and now I can.’"

Ofsted Inspection report for Residential Special School March 2017 - Outstanding in all areas