Our Students

Whilst there is no such thing as a typical Breckenbrough student, he will most likely….

  • Experience high levels of anxiety
  • Struggle with inter-personal relationships, specifically with peers
  • Be adept at masking
  • Recognise the importance of education and want to learn
  • Have been unable to cope with the pressures of mainstream education
  • Be seeking a school environment where they can feel safe
  • Be seeking a school environment where they can be themselves
  • Want the opportunity to succeed
  • Have academic potential but likely to be under achieving
  • Be eccentric and challenging in his behaviour, but is unlikely to have been involved in the Criminal Justice System
  • Generally be amenable to reason and will not need excessive structure and supervision in his leisure time
  • Welcome adult concern and support even through he may not always show it
  • Respond to adult company and get on with adults better than his peers
  • Be able to communicate verbally
  • Have at least one special talent, which can be developed and used to build his self-esteem
  • Have, not far below the surface, a genuine desire to be successful and to make a happier life for himself