Sixth Form

Our aim within the Sixth Form at Breckenbrough is to help each individual pupil develop appropriate personal and social skills by encouraging and supporting them to take a greater responsibility for their own studies and independent living skills.


Our Sixth Form areas have been refurbished in a way that replicates what it would be like living in a shared independent hall of residence like you would find in a college or university. Here, students are given greater freedom and follow the Independent Living Programme. You will learn to buy your own food and cook meals in your own kitchen.

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Living in the sixth form area can be challenging at times, getting the right balance between your own independence and your development as a young adult. We recognise this and that’s why we have designated staff who will support and help you to move forwards in your journey and develop your independent skills. The more you put into your time at Breckenbrough, the more opportunities you will take away from the experience and the easier the transition into independence and adulthood will be.

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Staff at Breckenbrough want you to succeed and they will support you in every way they can to help you achieve your full potential during your time at school. By teaching Sixth Form students independent living skills, Breckenbrough is preparing you for life outside of the school environment. We focus on developing daily living skills such as organisation, cooking, shopping, budgeting and social sharing of a living environment. You will also learn how to have consideration for others and how to plan for the successful transition for when you leave school and enter the world of work or further and higher education. We also offer travel training that is relevant to students who need to travel to and from college.

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Life is a bit like a maze, but with our help and support, we can guide you successfully through it.

Breckenbrough has a great partnership with York College and Askham Bryan College, both of which offer A-Level and vocational courses which some of our students already access with the support of Breckenbrough staff.