Christ College Brecon

Independent Day & Boarding school for Boys and Girls Aged 4-18

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    Christ College Brecon

    Founded by Henry VIII in 1541, Christ College Brecon is an independent school, nestled within the peaceful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons, providing an all-round education for pupils aged 4-18, and boarding from age 10.

    We offer a comprehensive education that encompasses academic excellence and a wide range of extra-curricular activities, designed to unlock your child’s potential while they make lifelong memories.

    Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Church of Wales

    Roll: 221 Boys / / 162 Girls

    Day pupils: 209

    Boarder Number: 174

    Age Range: 4-18 Years

    Founded: 1541

    Location Description

    We are situated just a minute’s walk from the centre of the safe, historic market town of Brecon, which is at the centre of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Brecon offers a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as a cinema, and a theatre in a safe welcoming community.

    Although academic study is an essential part of a Christ College Brecon education, our pupils’ challenges and lessons are not confined to the classroom. We are in an ideal situation to make the most of our remarkable environment through canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, cross country, mountain biking and more. We do all of this in the clean fresh air and natural beauty of the Brecon Beacons.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Gareth Pearson

    Contact for enquiries:Admissions Office

    Brecon, Powys, LD3 8AF

    Tel: 01874 615440




    Our 40 acre campus and school buildings reflect the school’s ancient past as well as its determination to provide the best modern facilities possible for our pupils.

    The Chapel and Dining Hall, both in daily use, date from the 13th century. Our cricket pavilion dates from 1924. The preservation of these iconic buildings, and others, gives Christ College its distinctive sense of heritage.

    However, our facilities are continually being updated to enhance teaching and the interests of young people today. The school’s performing arts facility, provides a 250 seat theatre with music rooms and drama studios, art gallery space and a social foyer area. The “School Library” was refurbished in 2023, and is now a modern learning space, with conference facilities, that allow pupils to enjoy their learning environment and attend seminars and lectures from a variety of external experts throughout the academic year.

    Christ College Brecon has a proud sporting tradition and enjoys national success in cricket, hockey, rugby and athletics. Pupils can also participate in a range of sports such as cross country, netball, tennis, basketball, and mountain biking.

    Our indoor sporting facilities include a fitness suite, squash courts, sports hall and a 15m swimming pool. Outdoors, we have five rugby pitches, two cricket squares, tennis courts, netball courts and an Astroturf.

    Other facilities include a modern science centre with bright, spacious labs and a beautiful ‘listed’ art building overlooking the river Usk. Photography pupils can take advantage of two fully equipped and specially adapted studios, a dark room and an IT room.



    Christ College Brecon offers the following scholarships: Academic, All Rounder, Art, Drama, Music, Science, Sport and Outdoor Adventure.

    For full details please contact  or visit our website  Scholarships

    Entrance Requirements

    Joining the school is simple, uncomplicated and based on the following stages and process:

    • We accept pupils to our prep school between the ages of 4-12 years.
    • Pupils enter the senior school aged 13 to 16.
    • Candidates entering at 11 to 13 are expected to take entrance tests in Mathematics and English, and have a meeting with the Head. A school report is requested.
    • Candidates entering at 16 are expected to gain 6 GCSEs at Level 5 (grade C) or better. Pupils should ideally have at least a Level 6 (grade B) in GCSE in the subjects they wish to take at A Level. A report and predicted grades from the previous school is requested and candidates will have an interview with the Head.

    For full details please visit our Admissions page



    Prep School (Year 1-8)

    Day – £3470 – £6,446 per term

    Boarding – Years 5 and 6: Weekly£6773 – £6990 per term.  Full £8084 – £8343 per term

    Years 7 and 8: Weekly £9,804 per term. Full £10,672 per term

    Senior School (Years 9-11)

    Day  – £7,342 per term

    Boarding –  Weekly£11,421 per term.  Full£13,632 per term

    Sixth Form (Years 12-13)

    Day – £7,702 per term

    Boarding –  Weekly  £12,942 per term.  Full £14,319 per term

    Flexi Boarding is also available.




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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Open Morning: Saturday 5 Oct 2024 - Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Open Morning: Please REGISTER  your interest

    For further details, please contact the Head of Admissions on 01874 615440 or email


    Alternatively, please view our Open Day video clip and our 360 degree tour


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