Specialist College

From our Specialist College campus in Harrogate, we offer day and residential places for young adults aged 16 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities. Our fantastic residential offering allows young people to join us from all across England. At the heart of our college is Building Confidence, Developing Independence and Supporting Achievement for all our students. Whether preparing for employment, making friends or learning to live more independently, we can work with you to make your aspirations possible and goals a reality.

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Where bright futures grow

Every student at Henshaws Specialist College has a personalised curriculum. Your bespoke programme will include support from our education, personal care, and healthcare services and will be regularly reviewed to ensure it is right for you.

There are endless opportunities to find your passion. Your tailored programme will provide opportunities to get involved in a huge number of different activities, ranging from living skills and work experience to art, music, sensory exploration and Forest School.

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Find out more about college life, our facilities and information on how and what you will learn during your time at Henshaws Specialist College

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Faces of the college

“When people ask Flora if she likes college, she beams a smile and says an emphatic ‘YES!’ This is one of the very few words she is able to vocalise, but at Henshaws that is not a problem. Students learn to be as independent and as empowered as possible, to live full and rich lives. Flora’s time at Henshaws has been life-changing.”

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We are here to support you every step of the way. Find out more about visiting us or use the contact details below if you have any questions.

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From fundraising events to volunteering, there are plenty of ways to give to make a difference at Henshaws

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