College life

Whether you live here on campus or study as a day student, we will encourage you to get fully involved in life at Henshaws Specialist College. You help us to design the college experience that you want. This includes social, creative and leisure activities during the day, evenings and weekends.

College Student Jessica doing Yoga

New experiences and challenges

We’ll encourage you to challenge yourself by trying different activities and having new experiences every step of the way.

  • Improve your fitness in our fantastic accessible multigym, swimming pool and sports hall
  • Take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions
  • Learn new moves at our music and dance classes
  • Enjoy our weekly cinema nights
  • Join our College choir or take to the stage at our karaoke sessions
  • Try out the latest technology using our state-of-the-art IT facilities
  • Explore our local towns and beautiful North Yorkshire countryside
  • Get involved in social events including Henshaws Got Talent and our fabulous Summer Ball.

Henshaws College Experience

Your tailored study programme will provide opportunities to get involved in a huge number of different activities, from living skills and work experience to art, music, sensory exploration and forest school

Stories from College

  • College Student Cameron sat in the sensory room with balls and lights.
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    Cameron’s Story

    Posted Jun 2023
  • Gemma Young, Henshaws Fundraising Development Manager, receiving a giant £2000 cheque from Steve Jackson, Sales Director Redrow Homes in front of the art sculpture at Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre.

    Grid Technology Helps Harrogate Pupils Communicate

    Posted May 2023
  • 3 Henshaws College Students in front of Reception holding a large cheque from Barratts Developments worth £25,000.

    Barratt Developments donates £25,000 to Henshaws College

    Posted Mar 2023
  • Image of student Holly
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    Holly’s work experience at Zen Sensory

    Posted Jul 2022
  • Student Mason in the kitchen at the Cairn Hotel, he is standing with the chef and they are both smiling at the camera
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    Work placements: Thank you to our employers!

    Posted Jul 2022

Faces of College

Hi, my name is Beth. I am the student liaison officer here at Henshaws College. There are three parts to my job; student wellbeing, student parliament and student enrichment. My job is all about making your time at college meaningful, enriching and positive.

Beth Jones Student Liaison Officer
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Learn how to get involved

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

Accreditations & Awards