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Breda Academy, Belfast

Admission Criteria

Transfer to post-primary education can be an anxious time for parents and carers determined to make the right choice of school for their child.

As set out in our mission statement:

Breda Academy aims to be a safe caring community of life-long learners where positive relationships, based on courtesy, commitment and co-operation enable young people to develop their skills, resilience and confidence for success in life and society.

Accordingly, the staff and leadership of Breda Academy are committed to providing every child with an outstanding education in an an environment that provides both consistent support and challenging opportunities.

Our highly professional and well qualified staff will work in close partnership with parents. We set high standards and expectations for all pupils to help ensure they go into adulthood with skills and qualifications to access the best possible career and educational opportunities.

Breda Academy offers your son or daughter opportunities to achieve, belong, learn and enjoy, not just up to GCSE, but beyond as vibrant our sixth form ensures we can provide the total post-primary experience from 11 to 18.

As a parent or carer, if you would like to speak to us or would simply appreciate a personal tour of the school, please contact the leadership team and we will do everything possible to accommodate you.

We look forward to welcoming your son or daughter into Breda Academy where their academic and pastoral progress will be our top priority.

TRANSFER PROCEDURE

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO YEAR 8

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

1) Pupils with older brothers or sisters who are enrolled at Breda Academy in 2018-2019;

2) The eldest child or the only child in the family eligible to enter a non-selective school;

3) Pupils transferring from the following feeder Primary Schools to Breda Academy.

 

Belvoir Park

Donegall Road

Gilnahirk

Orangefield

Botanic

Dundonald

Harding Memorial

Rosetta

Braniel

Elmgrove

Knockbreda

Seymour Hill

Brooklands

Euston Street

Leadhill

Strandtown

Cairnshill

Fane Street

Lisnasharragh

Stranmillis

Carryduff

Finaghy

Loughview

Taughmonagh

Cregagh

Forge Integrated

Nettlefield

 

4) 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 2019/2020 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 2019.  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 2019 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.