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Brecon is the third largest town in Powys, and is set on the River Usk, in the shadow of the Brecon Beacons mountain range. Powys covers about a quarter of Wales, and is the most sparsely populated county in England and Wales. The Brecon Beacons National Park is of one 15 National Parks in the UK - renowned for its mountains, waterfalls, and lakes. The quaint market town of Brecon 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 truly values its ancient heritage and history.
The modern Christ College is a co-educational, boarding and day independent school catering for students aged 7 - 18 years.
The community is a small and secure one, with students fully supported in all they do; the school is justly proud of its consistently high academic results and the strong relationships between students and staff.
A-Level results are strong each year, enabling the majority of students to go on to their first-choice university. Students go on to a great variety of course such as Engineering at Oxford; Psychology in Durham; Medicine in Cardiff, and Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE). Courses in Design, Art, Languages, Law, and Business are also popular choices.
Education beyond the narrow requirements of examinations is a key part of being a Breconian; students learn teamwork, initiative, and independence - in the classroom and outside the curriculum. A full and varied programme of music, drama, and sport gives students every opportunity to explore their talent and develop confidence.
Christ College is a school with an extraordinary ambience of friendship, mutual loyalty and academic endeavour. Today, the next chapter of Christ College is being written far from its native shores in Malaysia. With this expansion into South East Asia, that history and character will inform a truly international education and a new distinctive future for children across the region.