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Breda Academy, Belfast

Celebrating Success at Breda Academy


At Breda Academy, we recognise the importance of celebrating our young people’s achievements, both inside and outside of the classroom. Therefore, a system of rewards is embedded in the structure of our school, so that all pupils are encouraged to try their best.

Achievement Points

Pupils are rewarded achievement points by teachers using a computerised system. Points can be rewarded for the following:

  1. Excellent behaviour
  2. Excellent effort
  3. Progress and achievement
  4. Kindness
  5. Politeness
  6. Involvement in school life
  7. Excellent attendance 
  8. Going ‘Above and Beyond’ 

Badges and certificates will be presented by the Principal in our Rewards Assemblies, when pupils meet the following thresholds:

  • Bronze 50 points
  • Silver 100 points
  • Gold 150 points
  • Principal's Award 200 points (special reward)

Pupils who receive the Principal's Award will be invited on a full day trip at the end of Year 10. Pupils will be accompanied by Mr Perry, their Head of Year and Head of Key Stage. This year's trip was to Castlewellan where pupils took part in a range of land and water based outdoor activities.

The pupils with the most achievement points that term, in each Key Stage 3 form class, will also be awarded the following:

  • 1st place – Form Class Gold Award
  • 2nd Place – Form Class Silver Award
  • 3rd Place – Form Class Bronze Award

Pupils’ achievement points are included on their school reports and are also communicated to parents on a regular basis via the school comms app.


Annual Prize Distribution

The Annual Prize Distribution is a special event in the school calendar and provides an opportunity for a formal celebration of success. Recipients and their families are invited to the school to attend an evening which celebrates the achievements of our current pupils. Pupils are selected by their teachers to receive academic prizes, sporting achievement awards and recognition in other deserving areas.


Key Stages 4 and 5 - New Rewards Programmes starting in 2023.


Please read the attached information about the KS4 rewards programme and the KS5 Honours Programme.