Aiming for 100% Attendance!


 Our Attendance Policy can be accessed here

Attendance statement from Telford and Wrekin - click here

As a St Chad's Academy within the Telford and Wrekin Authority, we follow the guidelines and rules as set out by the local Authority. With reference to leave within term time we advise that any leave should not be booked until the Principal has agreed to give their permission for the absence.

Please click here for access to Telford and Wrekin Attendance Support Page.  This includes information on Telford and Wrekin Protocol and Procedures, which can all be accessed and downloaded.  Please click here to read a letter for Telford and Wrekin Council Attendance Support Team regarding a Supreme Court decision.

As an Academy, we have a target of 96.1% attendance, however we strive to achieve as close 100% as we can.

How coming in late impacts on your child's education:

Minutes Late per Day

Equivalent of Missing

5 Minutes

3.4 School Days per year

10 Minutes

6.9 School Days per year

15 Minutes

10.3 School days per year

20 Minutes

13.8 School Days per year

30 Minutes

20.7 School Days per year



It is usually appropriate for parents and carers to send their children to school with mild illnesses. This would include general cold symptoms: a minor cough, runny nose or sore throat. However, children should not be sent to school if they have a temperature of 38°C or above.

Please see advice from NHS in relation to whether your child is well enough to come to school or not.



Things the Academy does to promote attendance:

A range of incentives and activities the Academy engages in to focus on improving attendance includes (this is not an exhaustive list):

  •          Well done letters
  •          Ellen and Philip as rewards to the class with the highest attendance
  •          100% Attendance prizes (termly and end of the academic year)
  •          99%+ Attendance prizes (termly and end of the academic year)
  •          98%+ Attendance prizes (termly and end of the academic year)
  •          95%+ Attendance prizes (termly and end of the academic year)
  •          Most improves attendance prize (end of the academic year)
  •          House Points linked to attendance
  •          Welfare checks to homes
  •          Collection and drop-offs
  •          Face to face support meetings
  •          Education Welfare Officer involvement and support
  •          Parent cooking sessions
  •          Parent lunches for individual year groups
  •          Mother’s Day Afternoon
  •          Father’s Day Breakfast
  •          Weekly email to class teachers
  •          Attendance Display board
  •          Attendance information on the Newsletter
  •          Messages via ParentPay

Why not check out our 'Ellen and Philip' page for more information.