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Since Henry VIII granted its charter in 1541, Christ College has influenced the lives of thousands of young people. Today Christ College is a caring community with a strong sense of identity and purpose but, unlike many similar schools, the school does not have an historic endowment.

Through the CCB Foundation we are building an endowment that will generate the long-term funding that will secure the future of the school and help all pupils develop their potential, irrespective of their background.

Thanks to the generosity and support of Old Breconians and friends, the CCB Foundation helps to reinforce our financial security for the long term, and interest from the CCB Foundation helps the school fund a variety of projects.

As we move towards our 500th Anniversary in 2041, it is essential that we continue to strengthen our financial foundations. While a donation to one of our other Funds is used specifically for the purposes of the fund, a donation to the CCB Foundation is a long-term investment in the school’s future.

If you share our values and ambitions for present and future generations, please consider making a donation to the CCB Foundation. You can be sure any donation will be used wisely and carefully and always in the interests of our pupils.

There are many ways you can support the CCB Foundation. You can make a one-off donation or a sequence of such donations; you can Leave a Legacy; or, like many other Old Breconians, you can donate regularly through a Direct Debit. 

Henry VIII was a great reforming monarch who presided over the earliest steps of the English Reformation and the foundation of many of the institutions of the modern state.

Writing in his ‘The Schools of Medieval England’, AF Leach (1915) observes

“Henry VIII was, perhaps, the most highly educated person for his time who ever sat on the throne of England.” . . . Hence his zeal for learning and for education. No king ever showed more desire to promote learning and learned men, and none was more impressed and desirous of impressing on others the advantages, or did more for the advancement of education.”

Since its Royal Charter of 1541, Christ College has honoured its Founder’s vision in educating and shaping generations of its pupils.

Portrait of Henry VIII

This contemporary likeness hangs in the Dining Hall at Christ College. It is painted in the style of Holbein on three wooden panels, and was presented by the Governors to the school in 1966 to celebrate the 425th anniversary of its foundation in 1541.



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