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Years 3-6

Juniors

 

Our overall aim is to extend the Christ College family to younger children, offering the same warmth of community , the same belief in educating the whole person, and the same qualities and values that we promote in the senior school, to those aged 7-11 as we do to our more senior pupils.

Families of our current pupils perceive Christ College as a community – a friendly environment with a strong emphasis on pastoral care, support and guidance. We encourage good manners, mutual respect and tolerance, and engender curiosity, hard work and a willingness to get involved in the community.

Outstanding pastoral care and support of your child is close to the heart of St Nicholas House, as it is in the Senior School. We already have an excellent track record of care, as evidenced in our most recent Estyn Inspection Report, which recognises us as having ‘sector-leading practice’ in this area. We offer this quality of care to younger pupils, who arguably benefit from it even more.

Miss A Hallinan
Lead Teacher - St Nicholas House

Life at St Nicholas House

The lively young students of St Nicholas House have helped to shape the Junior section of Christ College Brecon into a warm environment where each individual is encouraged to explore and express their potential across all faculties.

Take a look at our Juniors video to get a sense of a typical day at St Nicholas House.

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Juniors Classes

With small class sizes (Staff Student ratio average 1:9) and high quality and experienced teachers, pupils make significant academic progress.

Daily Guided Reading

Your child will be encouraged to make full use of the Junior School's well-resourced Library with its extensive range of fiction, non-fiction and reference texts. Daily Guided Reading sessions develop our pupils’ comprehension skills and facilitate discussion.

Creative and Performing Arts

Creative and Performing Arts are also given a high profile. Drama features in curriculum planning and as an extra-curricular activity. All pupils have the opportunity to take part in Inter-House Public Speaking, Eisteddfod and Debating competitions.

Art and Design & Technology

These subjects enjoy specialist facilities including a kiln which enables the study of ceramics to be included in the curriculum programme and access to networked computers to aid pupil research and inspire their planning of projects.

Science

Most Science lessons are delivered in Christ College’s Hubert Jones Science Centre. The Science Department aims to develop sophisticated understanding through first-hand experience whilst maintaining a balance between academic rigour and having fun.

PE and Games

Your child will benefit from the extensive facilities here, and from expert coaching from experienced sports staff. We ensure as many pupils as possible have the opportunity to play for a team.

Sporting and Culture

Academic studies throughout Years Y5 and Y6 are complemented by a diverse programme of sporting and cultural activities which give a breadth of experience to pupils, offering them opportunities to enjoy new pursuits and develop additional skills.

Our Houses

St Nicholas House

Junior day house for boys and girls ages 7-11

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Alway House

Day and boarding for boys and girls aged 7-13

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The Junior School Day

8.00

Early Bird Breakfast Club

8.45

Registration

9.25

Morning Lessons

10.25

Break

10.45

Morning Lessons

12.00

Lunch

13.00

Afternoon Lessons

15.30-15.45

Daily 1k walk fitness initiative and snack

15.45-16.50

Mon/Thu: Games with specialist sports teacher
Tue/Wed/Fri: Prep work

17.00

End of School Day

17.00-18.00

Supervised Supper Club (additional charges apply)

18.00

Home time (parent pick up/school bus/boarding house)

Attend an Open Day

We know that choosing a private education for your child is a significant investment in their future, we therefore encourage you to come and visit us to meet the team and see the environment our pupils enjoy.

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