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Breda Academy, Belfast
Read and Write is available for pupils to download for free at home and on school computers. Pupils can download the software onto any device.   FREE Read & Write Software Now Available for Breda Academy Students   All Breda Academy pupils are now registered to download and use TextHelp’s ‘Read & Write’ software at home for FREE.   Read & Write is a toolbar available for all pupils to download for FREE at home and to also use on school computers. The toolbar has a number of excellent features to guide pupils’ work, such as: dictionaries and picture dictionaries; text to speech generators; spelling, punctuation and grammar checkers; research highlighters; and a range of other useful features that can be used to form a personalised toolbar that suits your child’s learning needs. This software makes extended pieces of writing more accurate, and makes researching more efficient; this is particularly valuable for pupils studying for GCSE and A Level examinations.   Read & Write can be downloaded on to laptops, PCs and tablets, and on to Windows, Android, iPads, Macs and Chrome Book devices.   Please follow the instructions below to install this FREE software on to your devices:   Using the device you want to download the software on to, open up the webpage Click ‘Try Now’ Select your platform (Android, iPad, Windows, Mac OS etc.) and click install You’ll be directed to the easiest and fastest way to install; follow the instructions The first time the programme runs, you’ll be asked to log in with your email address. Choose ‘Microsoft Account’ and key in your child’s school email address (using the ending Enter your child’s C2K password, and you should be good to go!   Once the software is downloaded, there will be automatic updates when the device is connected to the internet, so you should always have the latest version of Read and Write.   If you are having difficulties downloading the software, or have questions about how to use Read & Write, please go to There are also several YouTube tutorials about how to use the various features of Read & Write
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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