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We were told stories of incidents in which anxieties and problems were spotted and addressed not only by the head, though she seems to be always in the know, but by teachers, class assistants, senior pupils and ground staff. Everyone...

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Christ College is one of the oldest and most successful schools in the UK. Founded in 1541 by Henry VIII it occupies an enviable site on the outskirts of Brecon, a safe, small market town in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Parents and guardians value the unique care and concern pupils receive at the school individual mentoring and support from highly qualified and experienced staff which extends beyond the classroom to every aspect of daily life and leads to a high level of achievement in both academic and non-academic areas.

We know that academic results open doors, so we are committed to helping every individual maximise their achievement in this area. However, we teach well beyond and around the narrow requirements of examinations, and believe that education takes place everywhere a pupil goes and not just in the classroom. These academic achievements should be seen against a background of Christ College pupils full engagement to an excellent standard in sport, with over 30 pupils representing their country over the last 3 years, as well as music, drama, art and other pastoral contributions to the life of the school community. There is a full programme of extra-curricular activities with participation in the voluntary, but highly popular, Combined Cadet Force, and the Duke of Edinburghs Award Scheme.

The Christ College Foundation, which has The Prince of Wales as its patron, has made significant progress as it strives to offer more scholarships and bursaries and better academic, cultural, sporting and social facilities to as many young people as possible regardless of their financial circumstances.
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We were told stories of incidents in which anxieties and problems were spotted and addressed not only by the head, though she seems to be always in the know, but by teachers, class assistants, senior pupils and ground staff. Everyone is everyone’s responsibility. In reply to our question about the school’s tangible happiness, one sixth form girl told us: ‘It’s like a jigsaw: everyone seems to fit in.'

The Head

Since 2007, Mrs Emma Taylor MA. Exhibitioner at New College Oxford where she read PPE. In the best possible way, it shows. Some years ago when she was a Housemistress at Canford, following a spell of teaching philosophy, religious studies and economics at Stowe, a perceptive Good Schools Guide scribbler described her as ‘formidable and wonderful.’ Coincidentally she then moved on to Dean Close where she was...

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