Christ College Brecon

Independent Day & Boarding school for Boys & Girls Aged 7-18

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    Christ College Brecon

    Situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park, Christ College Brecon  is an independent co-educational boarding and day school. Founded in 1541, the college is one of the oldest schools in Wales.

    Consistently achieving excellent results, over the past three years, 43% of A level grades were A* or A and 85% grade A to C. 46% of GCSE results were grades 9 to 7. This strong track record, has enabled the majority of Christ College Brecon pupils to progress on to their first choice of course and university.

    The school quickly becomes a second-home and pupils and faculty become family. Its second curriculum, which complements academic study and promotes the pupils’ character development, includes music, creative and performing arts and an excellent sport and outdoor pursuits provision.


    “One of the best value schools in the UK, where the fees comprise almost everything and extras are limited” Good Schools Guide 2020

    Category: Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day & Boarding

    Religious Affiliation: Church of Wales

    Roll: 199 Boys / 151 Girls

    Day pupils: 198

    Boarder Number: 152

    Age Range: 7-18 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:Mrs Margaret Stephens, Admissions Registrar

    Orchard Street, Brecon, Powys

    Tel: 01874 615440



    We have several performance venues on our doorstep, including the Creative Arts Centre, Y Neuadd Goffa: The Memorial Hall and the 13th century school chapel, with its fabulous acoustic for singing. Two or three performances each year, including the carol service, take place at Brecon Cathedral. The school stages a number of plays and musical productions every year in our 250 seat theatre

    Christ College Brecon is located in beautiful countryside in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with ample opportunity for outdoor pursuits, excursions and activities such as sailing, kayaking, climbing, pony-trekking and mountain biking. There is a large fully equipped indoor sports hall, tennis, badminton and squash courts, an all-weather pitch, a covered, heated swimming pool and a fitness suite. Outside facilities in the 40 acres of ground include rugby pitches, astroturf pitch ,cricket squares, hard court tennis courts, netball courts and outdoor cricket nets.

    Our Combined Cadet Force and Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is long established, alongside these, from September 2020, pupils will be able to access the Beacons Challenge programme.

    For many years pupils from overseas have been a familiar and valued part of the Christ College Brecon community. Approximately one sixth of our pupils have parents who live overseas. We have an EAL Department to support these pupils wherever necessary.


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

    For full details please contact  or visit our website  Scholarships

    Entrance Requirements

    • We accept pupils to our junior school between the ages of 7 – 11 years. Please see the Juniors 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.



    Junior School Day. Years 3-6: from £3194 per term.

    Junior School Boarding.  Years 5 and 6: £5426 per term.

    Senior School Day. Years 7-11: from  £5463 per term. Sixth Form: £6528 per term.

    Senior School Boarding. Years 7-11: £7855 per term. Sixth Form: £11,473 per term.





    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Open Day: Saturday 2 Oct 2021 - Time: 10:00 am

    We are able to arrange visits to the school. Visit arrangements will strictly observe Covid-19 Government guidelines to ensure safety of staff and pupils.

    Please REGISTER for the event

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


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