Christ College Brecon Opens its Doors

Christ College Brecon – one of the oldest schools in Wales – is opening its doors to prospective pupils and their families on Saturday, March 25th. Christ College was founded in 1541 by Henry VIII and is consistently named in the Sunday Times’ top private schools guide. The independent co-educational boarding and day school is rated “excellent” across all five Estyn inspection categories and 46% of pupils achieve grade 9-7 (A-A*) GCSE results with 47% going on to receive A-A* in their A Levels.

The Open Day will invite prospective pupils and families to tour the school with Prefects and gain an insight into life at the college from an academic perspective as well as experiencing the co-curricular provision.

The school’s picturesque setting

Christ College has recently undergone an expansion, reconfiguring its lower ‘Prep’ school, St Nicholas House, to include a Key Stage 1 class. The next phase of the development will see the integration of its junior section and Year 7-8 classes, and the introduction of a brand new reception class accepting pupils from the age of four.

St Nicholas House was established in September 2014 and currently accommodates 60 pupils across five classes up to Year 6.

Gareth Pearson, Head of Christ College Brecon said: “Christ College has strong academic provision at its core, but the key to the school’s success is its friendly, nurturing atmosphere. The faculty and pupils are looking forward to welcoming families to the school and showing them around our extensive grounds and helping parents in their decision.”

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