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25 August 2006

Hope and success - preview

Barbara Henderson, governor of Breckenbrough School writes about a little-known Quaker achievement in special education

On the website of Breckenbrough School, a residential special needs Quaker school in North Yorkshire, there are testimonies written by parents about the experience of having their sons at the school
  • These testimonies are full of enormous appreciation for Breckenbrough, and almost every account talks about the difficulty of getting a place at the school
  • Parents often have to fight long and hard (and sometimes fail) to get their sons a place there:

    'Nothing can describe the elation I felt when our LEA finally got us our interview, and we saw Breckenbrough for the first time
  • I just knew it was the right place for my son
  • I would say keep trying, don't give up, use everything in your power to get your son to such a special place as Breckenbrough'

    Barbara Henderson

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