On 1st September 2015 Breda Academy opened its doors for the first time to welcome over 900 students to one of the largest schools in South Belfast.
Formed from the amalgamation of Knockbreda High School and Newtownbreda High School, Breda Academy has been able to draw on the many strengths of its two predecessor schools. The new school has also taken full advantage of the breadth of resources and curriculum opportunities which come with being a large new school.
The vibrant sixth form now numbers over a hundred students with 77 joining in year 13 to follow courses ranging from traditional A Level subjects such as English Literature and History through to more vocational options like Hospitality and Health and Social care. The sixth formers are proud of their distinctive burgundy blazers and the opportunities that they have at this transitional stage in their education as they look ahead to university applications or future employment.
At the other end of the age range the schools new intake of year 8 students have settled in well making friends and finding their way around the school buildings. The outdoor gym area is a particular favourite at break and lunchtimes.
A great deal of work has been put in by the Education Authority South Eastern region to ensure the former Newtownbreda High School site could cater for the larger numbers of students. The mobile accommodation has been equipped to a very high standard with state of the art audio-visual equipment.
Mr Munro and his staff are committed to ensuring that Breda Academy becomes the outstanding school which the students of South Belfast deserve. A school which is characterised by
- Quality Teaching
- High Expectations and
- Positive relationship
Making Breda Academy a school where all students are able to Achieve, Belong, Learn and Enjoy – A Great Start for a New School