Mental Health Statement

Brenkley School is an independent special secondary school for pupils aged 11-16. All pupils have an Education and Health Care plan and their primary need is identified as social, emotional or mental health difficulties. Many pupils have additional needs such as ASD, ADHD, sensory processing difficulties and/or communication difficulties.
20 pupils attend Brenkley school – there are four classes of five pupils.

School aim

To support each young person, with an individualised approach to education, to enable them to fully achieve their own potential within education, employment and life.

Statement of Mental Health and Pastoral Intent

Brenkley School is an inclusive school where staff and pupils care about each other. We work together to support pupils to learn, ensuring personal development and positive mental health are key to our school ethos. We aim to provide a bespoke multi-disciplinary approach to education. This is achieved in variety of ways which include trained learning mentors, school counsellor, intervention strategies and specialist teachers working with pupils. Our enrichment program is a significant aspect of pupils personal development and impacts positively on their mental health.


Stand Together

Moral Purpose

Brenkley School is passionate about making a difference to the lives of our pupils. We believe in teamwork; working with each other, with teachers and support staff across the school, with the wider school community and most importantly with our pupils. We act with determination. Whatever issues our pupils, their families, the school, our team or the community face, we always support, react and pull together.

Pastoral Intent

  • The pupil stays at the centre of every conversation, we promote pupil voice at every opportunity
  • We prioritise those who need our help most, but we intervene with all
  • When young people are here, we can support and educate them – attendance matters
  • Young people learn best when there are clear rules and simple consequences
  • We use evidence-based practice, such as PACE and Thrive, and extensive experience for all our interventions.