Christ College Brecon opens first overseas sister school

The King Henry VIII College began welcoming pupils in Malaysia at the beginning of the month

Christ College, Brecon has officially opened its first overseas sister school. Pupils in Malaysia were welcomed to King Henry VIII College for the new school year on Monday, 3rd September. 

Founded in 1541 by Henry VIII, Christ College is located in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Its sister school, meanwhile, is based in Cyberjaya, 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur, and replicates the Welsh school’s structure and ethos amid a global tech hub. 

Founding Head, Old Breconian and former Christ College Brecon Deputy Head, Simon Spencer said: “It has been an extraordinary couple of years to get to where we are today. “Less than two years ago, the site of King Henry VIII College was jungle, and we only cleared the site for the groundbreaking ceremony and construction on 1st March last year. 

“There is still work to do, but we already have a vibrant school community, and have certainly confirmed the excellent reputation of Christ College in this part of South East Asia. We all look forward to maintaining excellent links between our two schools, in all aspects of school life, not least cultural exchanges and shared learning experiences.”