Welcome to the Knockbreda Primary School website! We hope you enjoy your visit! You will find lots of information about our school and what makes it so special. You will also find information about our recent successes and about upcoming events. If you would like a prospectus or if you would like to make an appointment to visit the school please use any of the contact methods detailed.
Knockbreda, working in partnership with parents, seeks to provide a welcoming, happy, secure and stimulating learning environment in which every pupil thrives and is valued.
School Admissions Criteria
We welcome children from all sections of the community and from Christian and non-Christian faiths. In the event that we have more applications than places available the following criteria will be applied in the order given.
Preference will be given to:
- Children with a brother or sister currently in attendance at school.
- Children whose parent(s) are employees of the school.
- Children whose normal place of residence is closer to the school than any other primary school.
- Children whose brother/sister or parent attended the school.
- Children with special circumstances. (Governors will decide on the merit of individual applications.)
- Children who are the eldest in their family.
- Children who live closest to the school as measured by walking distance from the front door of child's house to the mid-point of the school gate.
Knockbreda Primary School is a controlled co-educational school in south-east Belfast. It was founded in 1958 and will soon be celebrating its Golden Jubilee. The school is situated on the same site as Knockbreda High School and Knockbreda Nursery School. We currently have 156 pupils enrolled in six mainstream classes and two Learning Centres which cater for children with Moderate Learning Difficulties. We are an ECO school and are one of a small number of schools in the UK to have been granted permanent ECO status. For more details click the ECO school logo.
Children are well cared for in Knockbreda; every child is challenged to give of his/her best in all aspects of school life. Academic standards are high and the majority of mainstream pupils transfer to local grammar schools.
Before School Club
Before School Club Children can join this club for the small fee of £1 per day! The club starts at 8.15am and children are supervised in the computer suite until 8.45am. Children then join their classmates in the playground where they are supervised until school begins at 8.55am. Working parents find this club very beneficial and children from P1 - P7 enjoy this technological start to the day!
Staff understand the importance of meeting the needs of all children in Knockbreda. Pupils who experience difficulty with their work are identified at an early stage and the class teacher and Special Needs Co-ordinator work together to devise suitable individual educational programmes.
Knockbreda is an inclusive school in that children with social, emotional, educational or other difficulties are either fully or partially integrated into mainstream classes.
Children with autistic spectrum difficulties are made welcome and their needs are met in mainstream or in the Learning Centres.
A Special Visitor to the Senior Learning Centre
Marcus at his old desk!
Do you watch ‘Deal or No Deal’? If you do then you’ll know that one of the most popular contestants recently was Marcus from Belfast. He won £31,000 and endeared himself to everybody with his talent, confidence and sparkling personality. Now he is back and as well as his manager’s job he has contracts for radio presenting.
Did you know that he went to Knockbreda Primary School? Did you know that he was in our Learning Centre? This week Marcus came back to school to talk to all the children in Mrs. Murphy’s class. He told them all about having dyslexia and how much he appreciated the help when he was here. He said that being dyslexic does not need to hold you back in life and everyone should aim to be whatever they want. He certainly has. He also brought the class loads of sweets!
Marcus with the children from the
Marcus with his ‘old’ teachers! They are very proud of him.