Brecon High School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school serving Brecon and its surrounding rural communities, including Cray, Libanus, Sennybridge, Lower Chapel and Cradock. There are approximately 700 students on roll. It is a bilingual school with one form class taught through the medium of Welsh in each year group.
The school's vision is defined as "preparing students for their future by developing strong values, and maximising personal potential in a safe and caring learning environment". The current school buildings were built between 1957 and 1990 (Lower School was built 1957/1958; Upper School 1963/1964; the Music Link Corridor was added in the early 1990's, together with the school kitchen). However, plans are in place for a brand new school building to be completed by September 2019 on land adjacent to the current school site.
Facilities currently available include four ICT rooms, a digital music technology laboratory; a gymnasium and sports/dining hall; three resistant material classrooms; a food technology classroom; 6 science laboratories and a number of general teaching classrooms.
The school has achieved its Green flag Eco School Award a few years ago.