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Burton star pupils rewarded for their perfect attendance

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 15, 2014

  • DELIGHT . . . dozens of pupils celebrate achieving 100 per cent attendance.

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SCHOOL chiefs are celebrating after recording the highest ever number of pupils who have enjoyed 100 per cent attendance.

More than 60 pupils at Paulet High School, in Violet Way, Stapenhill, did not miss one day during the school year and were praised for their “resilience and hard work”

John Green, 15, who lives in Tower Road, Winshill, revealed that he had not missed a single day at school since Year Two.

He said: “It is good to not miss school. I enjoy coming here but my parents also push me to come and do well.”

Georgia Evans, 14, who lives in Stapenhill, said: “I am quite proud to have not missed a day off from school and think it is a great achievement.

“I have never done it before so it makes it even more special for me. I always work on the theory that if I might miss school, I say to myself ‘Does it really merit me not being there’ and, as this shows, I have been there every day this year.

“I hope to carry on and get more 100 per cent attendance as I head into doing my GCSE examinations.”

The news that the school had racked up its highest ever number of 100 per cent attendees came as a perfect leaving gift for soon-to-depart head teacher Tracey Rees.

She said: “We work hard at Paulet to encourage good attendance and the students recognise that attendance is inextricably linked to progress.

“Put simply; if you are not at school you aren’t learning (attendance = attainment).

“We always celebrate 100 per cent attendance at the end of the school year and I’m proud to say that more than 60 students haven’t had a single day off – the most ever.

“They should be congratulated for their resilience. I am sure it is because they love coming to school.”

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