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Years 3-6


St Nicholas House offers day and boarding provision for primary school aged children with the same warmth of community, qualities and values that we promote in the senior school.

With a strong emphasis on pastoral care, support and guidance, our pupils develop good manners, mutual respect and tolerance. With the learning experience strongly focused on inspiring a love of learning, encouraging curiosity and an appreciation for the outdoors, our aim is to engender a strong work ethic with the right balance of work and play.

Taking advantage of our enviable location, pupils enjoy weekly Forest School sessions focused on building confidence and introducing pupils to natural world subjects. In the dedicated facility on the school grounds, pupils can feed their curiosity and explore the surrounding woodland, building dens, putting on shows in the mini amphitheatre, and observing the wildlife in the pond and meadow.

Pupils can take advantage of a varied second curriculum programme including music, performing and creative arts, sport as well as the outdoor club where outdoor skills are learnt and practiced in preparation for the pupils adventure days experience in the Brecon Beacons National Park.


Life at St Nicholas House

The lively young pupils 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.


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

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Alway House

Day and boarding for boys and girls aged 10-13

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The Junior School Day


Early Bird Breakfast Club




Morning Lessons




Morning Lessons




Afternoon Lessons


Daily 1k walk fitness initiative and snack


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


End of School Day


Supervised Supper Club (additional charges apply)


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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