CHRIST COLLEGE BRECON

 

Imagine a quiet little market town and community just a little over 475 years ago in Mid Wales in the United Kingdom. A town with a compelling charm of its own. One enveloped by the breathtaking, panoramic splendour of a sprawling national park, the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Brecon, archaically known as Brecknock, is the third largest town in Powys, lying just north of the Brecon Beacons mountain range. This quaint market town is the historic site of what would in due time become one of the most prestigious schools in the United Kingdom, Christ College.

Founded by Royal Charter in 1541 by King Henry VIII, Christ College is the educational institution that nurtures, and cherishes, a grand 475-year old heritage and tradition. The School is recognized amongst the top 3 of all UK Independent Schools in terms of Value-for-Money by the Financial Times newspaper. The iconic buildings and architecture of Medieval symmetry that survived the passage of time reflect each of the three periods the School went through.

Christ College is a co-educational, boarding and day independent school catering for pupils aged 7-18 years. One that has been recognized amongst the top 3 of all UK Independent Schools in terms of Value-for-Money by the Financial Times newspaper.

Christ College is set in a stunning location in the famous Brecon Beacons National Park - one of the most beautiful areas in the UK. The community is a small and secure one, with pupils fully supported in all they do; we are proud of our consistently high academic results and the strong relationships between pupils and staff.

This year’s A Level results were outstanding: 50% of the candidates obtained grades of AAB or better, with 51% of all entries graded at A*/A and 79% at A*- B. The overall pass rate was 100%.  Pupils have gone on to such courses as Engineering at Oxford; Psychology in Durham; Medicine in Cardiff, and Economics at the LSE.

Education beyond the narrow requirements of examinations is a key part of being a Breconian; pupils learn teamwork, initiative, and independence - in the classroom and outside the curriculum. Music, drama, and sport are popular.

It is clear that much of what has evolved through time immemorial as the alluring ethos of Christ College has been absorbed from history and the world around it. It is a school where the extraordinary ambience of friendship, mutual loyalty and academic endeavour emanated naturally from the variety and insistence of the past. Today, the next chapter of Christ College is being written far away from its native shores in Malaysia. In the form of an international school with a a grand new name, King Henry VIII College. With this expansion into South East Asia, that history and character will inform a new distinctive future that will shine brightly for children and provide an international education that will help pave the way for an illuminating future for them.

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