Orchard House

(Boys’ Boarding and Day House for pupils in Year M9 to Upper Sixth)

Orchard House is one of the three senior boys’ boarding houses, and is located on the edge of the school campus, a few minutes' walk from the main classroom block, the Sports Hall, and Dining Halls. There are around 55 boys in the house, who are predominantly boarders.  The accommodation is a wonderfully eclectic mix of ancient and modern.

The House is run by Mr & Mrs Thompson who arrived in Brecon in the Summer of 2017. They are assisted by a team including Assistant Houseparents and Tutors. Each tutor is responsible for tutoring a group of pupils within the House. The team of ancillary staff also contribute to the good-humoured, purposeful nature of the House.  

Orchard House is a friendly and supportive environment in which to spend one's Christ College years. Boys are encouraged to set their standards high and pursue their interests and ambitions with energy and enthusiasm  

The building has a considerably different feel to be many boarding houses, being cosier and more intimate. Boys in years M9 and M10 sleep in dormitories and have separate study rooms (around 6 in a dormitory and up to 9 in study room); M11 pupils share smaller study bedrooms (3 or 4 to a room); the Sixth Form currently all have a single study bedroom. The boys enjoy the use of two full kitchens, a plethora of excellent bathroom facilities, a self-service laundry room (in addition to the twice-weekly laundry service), table tennis and pool rooms and two common rooms, the largest of which is a new addition to the house and is large enough to accommodate all the boys at once. 


  • Mr & Mrs RJ Thompson, Houseparents Tel 01874 615473 / 07973 489617
  • Mr RF Evans, Resident Assistant Houseparent & Tutor
  • Dr D M Phelps, Tutor
  • Mr BJ Goodrich, Tutor
  • Mr R Heysmond, Tutor