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Brecon High School

Ysgol Uwchradd Aberhonddu

Date Added: 31-10-2010 - Last Edited: 24-06-2015


Brecon High School is a mixed comprehensive school which opened in 1971. It is situated on the Penlan campus within the town of Brecon, adjacent to the local College of Further Education and Leisure Centre. It serves the population of Brecon and surrounding villages. There are approximately 700 pupils on roll, aged between 11 and 18, of whom over 100 are in the Sixth Form.

Press Release – School re-organisation proposals March 2015


Following the announcement by Powys County Council in regard to the school re-organisation proposals, the Governing Body and Headteacher are working to ensure that all parents, pupils and staff are informed about this initial proposal relating to Brecon High School. 

Whilst the proposal would provide for the continuation of secondary provision in Brecon, there are a number of other implications to which we will respond to when the formal consultation process begins.  We look forward to seeing more detail of these proposals. We want all members of our local community to respond to the consultation to ensure that all views are represented.


During this time the focus of the school continues to be raising expectations and improving standards, whilst supporting the pupils and staff in school.

The School's Vision

Preparing students for their future by developing strong values, and maximising personal potential in a safe and caring learning environment

This will be achieved by

  • Each student taking responsibility for their learning

  • Providing the skills for every student to be prepared for their future

  • All staff to have high expectations for all students

  • Providing a high quality teaching and learning experience

  • Developing independent learning skills

  • Make education a journey not a competition, creating life long learners

  • Raising the profile of our Welsh identity both within the school and our local community

  • Offering a range of opportunities in and outside the classroom

  • Staff, students, governors and parents being united to achieve success

  • Being inclusive and consistent for all students

  • Celebrating the success of our students

  • Communicating through a range of media

  • Setting aspirational yet achievable targets for all students

  • Creating a learning environment that inspires and supports learning