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Christ College

Brecon, Powys, Wales LD3 8AF

Age Range & Fees

Age Range7 to 18
Annual Day Fees *£8628 to £17463
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£17544 to £29043
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
74Day103
118Full Boarding88
8Weekly Boarding14
200Total205

Number of Staff

Full-time: 90
Part-time: 0

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mr Gareth Pearson


CHRIST COLLEGE BRECON - A Place of Learning Since 1541

Christ College is one of the oldest and consistently most successful schools in Wales. It was founded in 1541 by Henry VIII and occupies an enviable site on the outskirts of Brecon, a safe, small market town in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The School buildings reflect the schools ancient past as well as its determination to provide the best modern facilities possible for its pupils. The Chapel and Dining Hall, both in daily use, date from the 13th Century when the site was occupied by a Dominican Priory.

Visitors to Christ College often comment on a 'special something' about the atmosphere in this unique school. It has something to do with our stunning location in the Brecon Beacons National Park and the opportunities this gives for outdoor education, sport and healthy, active growth. It has something to do with the long, rich history of the school. Since its creation over four centuries ago, the Christ College has evolved and developed without losing touch with that sense of heritage and belonging. Most importantly, it's something to do with the unique atmosphere of the school. Our strong, close-knit community is characterised by mutual respect and warmth, with each individual pupil's interests, skills and needs being appreciated and cared for.
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What we offer

  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theology
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Welsh
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water sports
  • Adventure training
  • Astronomy
  • Ballet
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Horse riding and management
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rock climbing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • School bus service
  • Dyslexia
  • Epilepsy
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Method of Entry

  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Please apply to school
  • Scholarship exam
  • Trial day at school
  • Visit school
  • Taster days

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Choral
  • Art
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • Financial need
  • Senior school entry
  • Organ
  • All-rounder
  • Teaching
  • 6th Form
  • Science
  • Sport
  • Means tested bursaries

Curriculum and Exams:

  • A Level
    Advanced Level Examinations
  • AQA
    Assessments and Qualifications Alliance
  • Edexcel Foundation
  • GCSE
    General Certicicate of Secondary Education
  • LAMDA
    London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • OCR
    Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations
  • WJEC

Religious Affliations:

  • All denominations welcome
  • Church in Wales
  • Church of England


Teaching Languages:

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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