Specialist College

Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate is a transformational place. Through our personalised approach to education, learning and care we empower children and young people living with a disability to progress and live life the way they want.

Whether preparing for employment, making friends or learning to live more independently, we enable our students to make their aspirations possible and goals a reality.

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Who can we support?

Our education, care and therapy teams specialise in working
with young people aged 16-25 years with:

  • sensory impairments (specialising in visual impairment)
  • autistic spectrum conditions
  • physical disabilities
  • moderate to severe learning difficulties
  • healthcare needs (such as epilepsy)

You can come to College as a day student or live on campus in our residential accommodation. We also offer part-time programmes from one to four days a week. We’d love to work with you to help you achieve your goals.

See our study programmes

Since starting at Henshaws we've seen a huge change in Karina. She is happier in herself because she can see the achievement in what she is doing and she knows that it’s something positive to be proud of. It's made such a difference to our family."

Amanda, mum to Karina

Service user Karina with Mum and carer

Open days and events


Spring fair open day

Henshaws Specialist College

Visit our Spring Fair with stalls and performances from our students, followed by the chance to have a tour of our campus.

Contact us

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in finding out more about Henshaws Specialist College. You can book a visit using our online enquiry form or get in touch using the details below:

Call: 01423 886451

Email: college@henshaws.org.uk


How to find us

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