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Breda Academy, Belfast

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Breda Academy, a caring co-educational high school in South Belfast. As a large post-primary school with an established sixth form, Breda Academy can offer a continuity of experience and a breadth of curriculum that takes students from the gates of primary school to the threshold of university or employment.

Since opening in 2015 Breda Academy has seen strong and improving examination performances from its students as well as offering exciting extra-curricular opportunities within school, within Northern Ireland and even abroad.

Our staff pride themselves on getting to know each student as an individual so that we can make sure they each have the best possible access to success and opportunity in the future. This child centred, learning focused approach, is underpinned by the values set out in our mission statement.

Breda Academy aims to be a safe caring community of lifelong 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.

Our lessons are designed to fire pupils’ curiosity, foster their reflectiveness and strengthen their resilience as they tackle challenging tasks within and beyond the classroom.

The school motto “Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow” was chosen by students and reflects their and our ambition to ensure that the lessons from their days in school open opportunities in the future for all our students.

Students at Breda also have many chances to contribute and to lead be it year 8 students raising money for charity or sixth formers acting as “buddies” for students in the lower years.

Our curriculum is tailored to provide both support and challenge for all our students. Whether it is a matter of getting the A grades and starred Distinctions at A’level needed for a particular course at Queen’s University, or developing the skills and experience needed to pursue a more direct pathway into employment, Breda Academy has the staff and the courses to match every student's needs