If the school is oversubscribed the following admissions criteria will be applied in the following order:

  • Pupils with older brothers or sisters who are enrolled at Breda Academy in 2016-2017;
  • The eldest child or the only child in the family eligible to enter a non-selective school; 
  • Pupils transferring from the following feeder Primary Schools to Breda Academy in no particular order.
Academy Carr Gilnahirk Orangefield
Alexander Dickson Carryduff Harding Memorial Rosetta
Beechfield Cregagh Inchmarlo Prep Seymour Hill
Beechlawn Donegall Road King’s Park Strandtown
Belvoir Park Dundonald Knockbreda Stranmillis
Botanic Elmgrove Leadhill Taughmonagh
Braniel Euston Street Lisnasharragh Tullycarnet
Brooklands Fane Street Loughview  
Cairnshill Finaghy Moneyrea  
Campbell College Jnr Forge Integrated Nettlefield  

 *  Other applicants

In the application of the above criteria and where more pupils meet a single criterion than there are places then preference will be given to those living nearest the school. In the event of applicants living equidistant from the school preference will be given to the oldest applicant.

Only information declared on the Transfer Form will be used when applying the afore-mentioned criteria.

Waiting List Policy and arrangements in relation to applications for admission to Y8 after the 2017/2018 academic year commences:

The above criteria will be applied, in the first instance, to those applicants who have previously been refused a place in our school during the Transfer procedure up to the first day of the autumn term 2017. New applications for Year 8 will be added to the end of the waiting list of those children not selected during the admissions process. Should a place become available during the school year all applicants will be considered using the above criteria providing his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) have informed the school, in writing, on or after 1st September 2017 that he/she wishes his/her child be placed on a waiting list.

The same criteria will also be applied when considering requests for admission to years 9 to 12.