Breckenbrough School

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Breckenbrough School
Motto "More Than a School"
Established 1934
Type Non-maintained
Headmaster Geoff Brookes
Founder Arthur Fitch
Location Sandhutton, Thirsk
North Yorkshire
Coordinates: 54°14′36″N 1°24′40″W / 54.24337°N 1.41115°W / 54.24337; -1.41115
DfE number 815/7002
DfE URN 121765 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Male
Ages 9–19

Breckenbrough School Limited is a registered charitable trust school in Sandhutton, North Yorkshire, England.

The school is a residential school with a Quaker Society of Friends foundation. It provides for special educational needs for male pupils with Asperger syndrome, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), and ADD (attention deficit disorder). The school affords alternative education for pupils to that at mainstream schools. It provides courses towards GCSE examinations, and prepares pupils for further education and career placements.[citation needed] A separate 'After Care' charity supports pupils' post-school life.[citation needed]

Breckenbrough School was founded in 1934 by Arthur Fitch, a Quaker psychiatrist, at Dunnow Hall, Slaidburn. It moved to Ledston Hall near Castleford in 1948, and has been at Breckenbrough Hall, Sandhutton, since 1958.[citation needed]

A 2013 Ofsted social care inspection report judged the school to be overall Grade 2 (good).[1]

See also[edit]


  • Calvert, J. Breckenbrough School - School History. (1985). Covers the first 50 years[2]


  1. ^ "Breckenbrough School Limited", Ofsted reports 2004-2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013. Pdf downloads required
  2. ^ "Information". Breckenbrough School. Retrieved 13 June 2015. I want to know more about the history of Breckenbrough school. There is a book on the history of Breckenbrough which can be obtained from the school. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Breckenbrough Papers, 1934 - 1975 (1987)
  • Knox, Rob The 2009 History of Breckenbrough School - Quaker influence in an educational experiment (2009) OCLC 751458586 (2010)

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