Pastoral Care

Boarding

King Henry VIII College is a day and boarding school, and both communities will benefit from a first-rate pastoral care and support network.

Boarders at King Henry VIII College live alongside each other and support each other with a spirit of compassion, tolerance, and understanding. They enjoy dedicated accommodation of the highest specification, as well as having access to school facilities in the evenings and at weekends. Each House is fully staffed with Houseparents, a Resident Tutor, and other Resident Assistants. A programme of weekend activities and excursions ensure that boys and girls who are away from home are relaxed, occupied and content throughout.

The Houses all bear names that resonate with life in Brecon, and speak of our strong links with our sister school and its history:

Director of Boarding
Martin Knights – Resident in Boys’ Accommodation Block

Girls' Boarding
Boys' Boarding

Founders House


Houseparent: Miss Katie Seddon

Each year in Christ College, the school remembers its Founders and Benefactors – those who have helped make the school what it is today, and contributed to its long history and heritage. Our first girls’ house is named to continue that memory, and to honour those behind the founding of King Henry VIII College, Malaysia.

School House


Houseparent: Jack Dean

Historically in UK boarding schools, it was quite common for the boarding to be accommodated in the main school building and for the Head to be the Housemaster. This accommodation became known as the SchooI House. Our sister school, Christ College, has just such a House, opened in 1864. Our School House reflects this aspect of our shared history.

Girls' Boarding

Boys' Boarding

Girls Boarding House

Houseparent: Katie Seddon
Each year in Christ College, the school remembers its Founders and Benefactors - those who have helped make the school what it is today, and contributed to its long history and heritage. Our first girls’ house is named to continue that memory, and to honour those behind the founding of King Henry VIII College, Malaysia.

School House

Houseparent: Matthew Ramsden
Historically in UK boarding schools, it was quite common for the boarding to be accommodated in the main school building and for the Head to be the Housemaster. This accommodation became known as the SchooI House. Our sister school, Christ College, has just such a House, opened in 1864. Our School House reflects this aspect of our shared history.