Our Facilities

We are surrounded by beautiful North Yorkshire countryside on the outskirts of Harrogate, with local shops and community facilities nearby. You will have access to bespoke facilities right here on campus, which have been designed to offer you a safe and accessible environment where you can develop transferable skills for independence and employability.

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Spaces to learn, create and explore

Our campus is packed with features to make our students’ time at college fun, fulfilling and safe. You can take a look at our college map to get a clearer idea of the layout of our site, or, for a more detailed overview, you may want to explore our virtual tour.

Health, Fitness and Leisure Centre

Our health, fitness and leisure centre offers a safe and accessible environment where we will support you to achieve your own exercise goals while having fun. We’ll work with you to develop your own targets whether it’s for improving fitness, building up your strength or increasing your range of movement.

Other Facilities

Explore all of the other wonderful facilities Henshaws specialist college has to offer

  • Independence kitchens

    Develop your skills for independent living with the help of our specialist equipment including talking microwaves and rise and fall workstations. You can prepare meals, become a star baker, and learn all about healthy eating and nutrition.

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    Forest School

    This unique educational experience offers students the opportunity to develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences. Outdoor learning takes place in a small woodland area on campus where we have a large 6.7m/22ft yurt with wood burning stove to base the sessions from, providing an opportunity to learn even in bad weather.

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    Mobility training area

    Practice travelling safely with the support of our vision support team. We have our own pelican crossing, bus stop and tactile training area on campus to help you become a more confident traveller. Learn the routes to community facilities including shops, the library and train station.

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    Sensory spaces

    Our sensory rooms provides a quiet space for students to explore. The rooms features soft lighting and comfortable furnishings as well as a fantastic interactive floor that students can engage with. If you prefer getting out and about, we also have our sensory garden.

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    Braille Resources

    Our braille resources enables us to produce materials for our visually impaired students. It’s just one of the many communication tools used by our Integrated Therapy Service to help our students understand and make their voices heard.

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    The Potting Shed

    The potting shed is where our horticulture sessions take place. Students love growing fruits, vegetables and other plants. They also enjoy testing the results themselves and selling them around campus as part of their enterprise sessions.

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    Green Gym

    Our onsite Green Gym helps students engaging in physical activity and spending time outdoors whilst removing barriers that many may face with a more traditional gym setting.

Woodland adventures to enhance learning

Forest school is a unique educational experience. It offers students the opportunity to develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland environment.

Students engage in motivating and achievable tasks and activities throughout the year, in almost all weathers. They will work with tools, play, learn and begin to understand the boundaries of both physical and social behaviour.

Hire our sports facilities

Our facilities, including our swimming pool and sports hall, are available to hire on a casual or block booking basis during evenings and weekends. They are perfect for a whole range of activities from private party hire to fitness groups.

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Find out more about our facilities

Our friendly team at Henshaws are always happy to help answer any questions you have about our facilities.

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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

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