Breckenbrough School
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Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

This school has 2 parent reviews

01845 587238
9 - 19
Non-maintained special school
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School Description

Breckenbrough is a small, residential special school run by the Society of Friends. It provides education for boys from more than 20 different local authorities. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs to meet their learning difficulties. All have social, emotional and behavioural needs and many are on the autistic spectrum. Virtually all pupils are of White British heritage. Approximately 50% are weekly boarders, with 25% boarding full time. The remaining boys attend the school in the daytime only. Year groups are small in number and pupils do not always enter the school at the start of an academic year or term. Few pupils are in the care of local authorities. Pupils under the age of 11 are educated alongside pupils in Year 7. In 2010 the school opened a provision for post-16 students.

Breckenbrough School Reviews

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“Amazing Breckenbrough”
My son did not manage in mainstream and has been in Breckenbrough for the past five years. They have been amazing. He is now getting ready to sit his gcse exams. He has chosen to stay on and sit his A levels. He is enjoying doing the Duke of Edinburgh award. They have been totally supportive since the minute my son got there and I would highly recommend. My son has ASD was excluded from mainstream but this school has helped him so much and he now plans to attend university.
“An honest parents review”
I am a Teacher with a son who has Aspergers. With this he struggles with high anxiety and transition, along with friendships and trusting others, as mainstream has badly failed him. In my opinion, this school expect children to sit and listen and do as they are told immediately. They advertise as a school that specialises with boys who have ASD. In my opinion they do not understand or tolerate boys with this that present any other needs. They expected my son to immediately behave just as he would in mainstream. To add to this they pick and chose the boys they accept over several months of assessments, which causes further distress to a child who struggles already. My advice to parents looking at this school who advertise themselves everywhere as being 5*, look a little further and read forums that support my bad experience. Again I reiterate, if your child presents any additional needs along with ASD, for example: PDA, ADHD and anxiety. I would not recommend this school at all. I feel thoroughly let down and failed by them.
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News & events from Breckenbrough School

Last update: 03 May 2019

Our application to the Department of Education to increase the number of boys we educate from 49 to 60 has been agreed. This will give us more options and is an indication of the value of the education that we provide.

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