The vision of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust is that “As a family of schools inspired by Christ, we aim to enable each individual to fulfil their God given potential. Excellence for everyone through learning, respect and partnership is the heart of our Trust.” Underpinning this, is the Trust’s mission of “Better Schools, Better Communities and Better Futures in Christ”.

In order to achieve both the Vision and Mission of the Trust, good attendance in our schools is crucial. In doing so, those in our Trust community will live out our six values: ‘Excellence’ can be achieved; ‘Respect’ is demonstrated; the sense of ‘Community’ is fostered; pupils can fully realise their unique ‘Gifts’; ‘Aspiration’ is developed; and achieving this goal, is a real ‘Celebration’.

The Trust is committed to ensuring each school develops a robust attendance strategy that supports all learners in regular and punctual school attendance. Pupils need to attend school regularly if they are to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to ensure their formation: spiritual and social; intellectual and emotional; aesthetic and physical through the provision of a broad, balanced and aspirational curriculum.

St Matthew’s mission statement is central to the life of our school;

“Welcome to our happy school, where everyone is valued and given the opportunity to ‘let their light shine.’ With Jesus in our hearts, we encourage love and respect for all. We strive to reach our goals, as we learn, and grow, in a safe and enjoyable environment.”

Good attendance will support our pupils in living out our mission statement.

Please see our attendance policy below:

BCCET Attendance Policy 2023 2024