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22/06/24

Thank you Mrs Adebiyi for leading our students through a 2nd consecutive schools chess♟️ competition WIN🏆! This comp consisted of the finest chess masterminds from all year groups from 5 different schools! Well done for winning yet another year! 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/4h7aAvQsDd

21/06/24

Our Geography department would be super proud of these responsible year 10s caught revising during their lunch break! 💎🔵🌎🗺️ pic.twitter.com/JlKHR9wTFo

19/06/24

Students preparing for the inter-schools Chess competition 2024♟️!We wish you all the best brothers!!!💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/UdpBI3lIoc

19/06/24

💎Prizes claimed!!!🔵 pic.twitter.com/HmubeRBB1f

18/06/24

Congrats to our Chelsea in the green vest💚Essex Schools County Champ in the 75m Hurdles🥇 This qualifies her to represent Essex in the English Schools National Finals held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham later this year😱. A great job Chelsea!!! 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/v6CC2u89ap

17/06/24

Our year 7 boys are now double champions!!! 🏆🏆They won 4-3 in the Harris cup finals at training ground! What an experience this was for the young boys! 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/0bKEqoj2o0

13/06/24

Since April 2024, the Thurrock food bank have distributed a whopping 1,606 food parcels to their Thurrock clients!746 of them being children💚The demand is still very high, they need more of the below items.Please use this code to support where you can💚 pic.twitter.com/nzWU6ekQUi

11/06/24

We can't for this fantastic event happening in the community! Lots of food and fun 😋 pic.twitter.com/pCH4SzPmNH

07/06/24

Loved this 🤩⚽ https://t.co/dLAC7NAaPA

05/06/24

Winning moment when our Rose Ellingford & her team, the Chelmsford Rattlesnakes travelled to Sheffield to take part in the WNIHL National Playoffs as the winners of the South League! They won 2-1 to be crowned👑 the EIHA National Playoff Champions🏆 💎🔵https://t.co/NFowuWbQ44 pic.twitter.com/go3Iu5EDiM

05/06/24

We're incredibly proud of this HACH crusader! Miss Casey competed at the Acrobatic National Championships last weekend - representing the East Region! Surrounded by talented by several contestants, her group came 5th in the UK!!! 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/JweQys0QMG

04/06/24

This young lady is destined to represent GB🇬🇧 at this rate!!! 🏃🏽‍♀️💨 A full bag of Jolly ranchers🍬 for you! 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/law6zEBtQN

04/06/24

Our young boys scoring on and off the pitch! Thank you Mr Jerden! 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/4JIMbUpg17

04/06/24

Our students are known for their jaw dropping progress scores in assessments, GCSE's, A levels etc✨. Sports is another domain our young crusaders do not shy away from! Well done ladies & !!! 💎🔵🤩 pic.twitter.com/yneuopGRVM

03/06/24

Mr Doherty often takes a group of students through some reading/completion of a novel📚. Our wonderful students earn a book of their choice from & a milkshake for enduring his narration 😅 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/fFHRcDNXV2

03/06/24

1st day back from half-term is over✨! It was lovely seeing students & staff back after a week off! A massive good luck to our year 11s & 13s who resume their exam & coursework schedule! 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/Sf3PG4TwQ1

20/05/24

We want to dedicate our 1st tweet of the week to you all who support us💙!!! Parents, the Chafford community & of course our amazing staffing body! 🔵💎 pic.twitter.com/bNxmxUihOw

15/05/24

Well this was a marvelous fun afFAIR🥳! Our senior students (6th form) sealed the ending of their course via way of a tuck shop for KS3 & 4, FIFA tournaments, juice and drink🥛 area and more!!! pic.twitter.com/RQtItZdm3N

09/05/24

Good luck to our Year 11s and Year 13s as we enter the examination season! 💙💎

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Attendance and Punctuality

Regular attendance is a vital part of securing student welfare. Students at the Academy have an excellent attendance record. In order to best ensure the welfare of students, attendance is checked every morning and afternoon for every student and contact should be made with parents and carers where there is non-attendance. 

In order to support the Academy, we request that parents or carers contact the Academy by 9am by telephone in the event of absence.


The table below shows how the number of days absent works out as a percentage of total days in school in an academic year.

Attendance % Absence % Days Absent in a Year
100 0 0
99 1 2
98 2 4
97 3 6
96 4 8
95 5 10
94 6 11
93 7 13
92 8 15
91 9 17
90 10 19
89 11 21
88 12 23
87 13 25
84 14 27
85 15 29
84 16 30
83 17 32
82 18 34
81 19 36
80 20 38
79 21 40
78 22 42
77 23 44
76 24 46
75 25 48
74 26 49
73 27 51
72 28 53
71 29 55
70 30 57

 


1 day off a month = 2 weeks missed at school each year

17 days off school each year = 1 Grade lower at GCSE

Average earnings:

  • 0 Qualifications = £7.44 per hour
  • GCSEs = £9.02 per hour 'A' Levels = £10.25 per hour
  • Graduate degree = £15.01 per hour

School x Attendance = Success

  • 1 in 5 pupils miss 19 days a year. These pupils will drop at least ONE GCSE GRADE in each of your subjects.
  • 1-4 GCSE grades can increase your wages by 17%
  • 5 or more GCSE grades 5 to 9 can increase your wages by 41%
  • If you improve your attendance by 1% you could see a 5-6% improvement in your attainment

Lateness = lost learning

  • 5 minutes late each day 3 days lost
  • 10 minutes late each day 6.5 days lost
  • 15 minutes late each day 10 days lost
  • 20 minutes late each day 13 days lost
  • 30 minutes late each day 19 days lost

Thresholds of attendance

  • Pupils with attendance of 100% EXCELLENT
  • Pupils with attendance between 99% and 98% GOOD
  • Pupils with attendance between 98% and 95% SHOULD IMPROVE
  • Pupils with attendance below 95% VERY POOR – cause for concern
  • Pupils with attendance of 90% or lower (persistent absence). Serious cause for concern.