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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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Students of Breda Academy are expected to dress smartly and in compliance with the school uniform requirements.  A school is both a community and a working environment.  Smart uniform is one way in which we express our readiness and our determination to promote a positive image for ourselves and our fellow students within and beyond the school.

Our uniform requirements have been drawn up to be as clear and unambiguous as possible so as to keep to a minimum those discussions about uniform which can detract from learning. 

School Uniform

  • Black Blazer (Year 8—12)
  • Burgundy Blazer (Year 13—14 )
  • White shirt (shirts should be tucked in and top button fastened)
  • School tie (suitable length)
  • Grey V-neck jumper with blue, white and burgundy stripe
  • Black trousers (Boys)
  • Grey knee length kick pleat skirt
  • Plain black shoes
  • Grey school socks or plain black tights (Girls)
  • Plain dark socks (Boys)
  • Plain Black/Navy overcoat
  • Regulation school scarf
  • The only jewellery allowed is a watch and one pair of small stud earrings (maximum one in each earlobe).

PE Kit

The compulsory elements of the PE kit are the branded kukri kit in the school colours with a blue main colour and purple accent colour:

Footwear for PE should be trainers with light or non - marking soles and laces must be tied.