Christ College Brecon

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

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    Christ College Brecon

    One of the  oldest schools in Wales, founded by King Henry VIII in 1541, Christ College Brecon provides an inspiring curriculum focused on character development within some of the UK’s most beautiful and energising landscapes of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Pupils here  ‘suck the marrow’ out of their time at school and  experience a wide range of learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. They are encouraged to work hard , try new things and also play their part in the school’s small, close knit community.

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

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Church of Wales

    Roll: 233 Boys / / 165 Girls

    Day pupils: 211

    Boarder Number: 187

    Age Range: 4-18 Years

    Founded: 1541

    Location Description

    The school occupies an enviable site of 39 acres on the outskirts of Brecon. This is a safe, small market town within an outstanding area of natural beauty and with the famous Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains close by.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Gareth Pearson

    Contact for enquiries:Mr Gareth Pearson

    Orchard Street, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8AF

    Tel: 01874 615440




    Sport – Indoors:  fitness suite, squash courts , sports Hall (for badminton, volleyball, five-a-side football and a climbing wall), indoor winter cricket nets and  15m swimming pool.  Outdoors: facilities in the 40 acres of ground includes five rugby pitches, three cricket squares, four hard court tennis courts, three netball courts and a further nine tennis courts and three netball courts available on the Astroturf, plus three artificial cricket nets and five grass.

    Performing Arts – a multi purpose  300 seater space used for school productions and concerts,  equipped with modern technology to professionalise the events.

    Creative Arts – artists are based  in our 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 IT room equipped with Apple Mac equipment.


    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

    • We accept pupils to our junior school between the ages of 4 – 11 years. Please see the Prep page for details.
    • Pupils enter the senior school aged 11, 13 or 16. Sometimes boys and girls are admitted at other stages in their education.
    • Candidates entering at 11 and 13 are expected to take entrance tests in Mathematics, English and an IQ test. 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 from the previous school is also requested.

    For full details please visit our Admissions page



    Prep School Day. Year 1 – Year 6: From £3304 per term.

    Prep School Boarding.  Years 5 and 6: From £6329 per term.

    Senior School Day. Years 7-11:  From £6139 per term. Sixth Form: £7335 per term.

    Senior School Full Boarding. Years 7-11: From £9162 per term. Sixth Form: From £12,095 per term.

    Weekly and Flexi Boarding are available.

    For full details visit FEES



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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Open Morning: Saturday 16 Mar 2024 - Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Open Morning: Saturday 8 Jun 2024 - Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

    Open Mornings: Please REGISTER your interest

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


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


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