STUDENTS who have never missed a single day of school last year have been praised for their perfect performance.
Sixty-one students in Year 9 to sixth form at The King’s Academy, Coulby Newham, were rewarded with certificates at a special school assembly after each accumulated 100 per cent attendance throughout the 2014/2015 academic year.
Commending them, principal David Dawes said: “It is so important that students are in school every day to ensure that their education is uninterrupted.
“We know that there is a direct link between school attendance and achievement and the students receiving this acknowledgement today are to be highly commended for their commitment to their studies.”
The academy, which has honoured all students who have achieved 100 per cent attendance since it opened 12 years ago, is planning an overhaul of the reward scheme for 2015/2016 which will recognise tutor group and year group attendance as well as individual performances.
A level student Shiv Patel, 17, of Coulby Newham, said: “I’ve always had good attendance record but this is the first time that I’ve achieved 100 per cent.
“Being in school is always important but even more so now that I’m studying for my A levels – you quickly realise that it is easy to fall behind if you miss a class.
“I’m sure that being in lessons every day helped me to gain three A grades in my AS levels, which is what I need to do if I want to pursue a career in medicine when I leave school.”