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Admissions 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 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

RESPECTIVE FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND PRINCIPAL IN RELATION TO ADMISSIONS TO THE SCHOOL

The Board of Governors draws up the admissions criteria and delegates to an Admissions Committee, which includes the Principal, the responsibility of applying these criteria. Any reference herein to the term the Board of Governors includes any committee appointed by the Board of Governors for the purposes of applying the Admissions Criteria set out herein.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO YEAR 8

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

  1. Pupils with older brothers or sisters who are enrolled at Breda Academy in the academic year 2020-2021;
  2. Pupils transferring from the following feeder Primary Schools for Breda Academy in no particular order.

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

 

3. All 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 (measured in a straight line from home to the front gate of the school) using www.freemaptools.com.

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.

Duty to Verify

The Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine to support or verify any information on the Transfer Form relating to the admissions criteria.

Waiting List Policy and arrangements in relation to applications for admission to Y8 after the 2021/2022 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 2021. 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 2021 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