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The facilities and classrooms are generously laid out and the pupils respond  fearlessly. They spoke to us unashamedly of the exciting quality of the teachers, the energy and fun they injected and the extra time teachers were prepared to offer for catch up and clarification. Most pupils enjoy getting involved with a variety of sports and activities. Just as well. One pupil told us that he had been selected for five different sports ‘and I’m not much good at any of them. But it was terrific fun and we didn’t lose them all.’ We met a lot of parents at the school concert...

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What the school says...

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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The head

Since September 2017, Gareth Pearson (40s), previously senior deputy head at Lord Wandsworth College in Hampshire. Has also been a housemaster at Wellington College and maths teacher at Millfield, as well as a captain in the Royal Marines for eight years. Mechanical engineering degree from Loughborough, teaching qualifications from Plymouth and Bath and a masters in character education from Birmingham. He is married to Rhian and they have two children.

Academic matters

One of the really tedious pictorial clichés published by so many schools in August is of groups of pupils leaping up into the air clutching their A level results – or so it is to be assumed. It’s a silly picture because it’s so obviously lacking in any spontaneity and you feel the leavers have been treated like performing fleas. ‘One, two three,...

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