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The Development of Brearley Hall

A welcome to Brearley Hall.

The history of Brearley Hall can be traced back as far as the 14th century witht the main building believed to date from 1621.

Brearley Hall has a rich heritage indeed, it was once home to Patrick Branwell Bronte, brother of the literary legends the Bronte sisters.

Overlooking the splendid Calder Valley and sitting in 44 acres the plot consists of formal gardens, woodlands and paddocks.

Timeout Homes took on the development in 2019 by managing director Dominic Macauley, it took 18 months to develop the site into the specialist school helping children overcome social and the emotional barriers.

The impressive site now encompasses two children's homes, the Brearley Hall school

, the willow circle therapy centre, a forest school and multi sports area to provide a nature based safe educational and therapeutic environment, where the children can thrive.

The development did not go as smoothly as it should have with it being developed through the pandemic, but the result has been truly amazing, what once was an over grown woodland now hosts a fantastic school building and self contained therapy pods.

With the willow circle being the vocal point of the plot, which leads to the walled garden within which has a bewildering array of established vegetable plots.

The main buildings and the great hall have been transformed into tow children's homes Woodlea and Branwell. These buildings also host the Brearley Hall kitchen which now provides the pupils with delicious, nutritious meals. Next door is a brand new science lab which is exciting for the pupils and teachers alike.

The setting at Bearley is breathtakingly beautiful with an untouched bluebell wood, but the team at Brearley have a constructed a wooden raised classroom, for outdoor activities and forest school.

While the school and homes at Brearley open in September 2021, development is still ongoing with hopes of a wild campsite on the grounds.

So exciting times ahead here at Brearley Hall, watch this space....

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