Making their mark! Arthur Terry students finish secondary school with perfect attendance record

Top marks to year 11 Arthur Terry students Ella Campbell and Noah Opong who are leaving secondary school with a flawless attendance record.

The conscientious pair, who have not missed a day of school since they started in year 7 five years ago, have chalked up an incredible 1,900 days of education collectively.

They were presented with a 100 per cent leavers’ award at a dedicated ceremony by headteacher Samantha Kibble in recognition of their outstanding achievements.

Mrs Kibble said:

Everybody is really proud of Ella and Noah and this remarkable accomplishment – they’re a credit to Arthur Terry. Both are determined and exceptional students who have worked hard throughout their school life and this sets a shining example to others. They have promising futures ahead of them.  

She added:

We are delighted that our students take attending school so seriously, as it is one of Arthur Terry’s top priorities. Students know that outstanding attendance gives them the best chance of academic success, along with opportunities to participate in activities, build relationships and develop other softer skills for life, including commitment and resilience, which can be experienced and nurtured in the school community.”

The dedicated year 11s, who are sitting their GCSEs, aim to continue their record-breaking run into sixth form.

The reward system at Arthur Terry, part of the respected Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, recognises outstanding attendance on a regular basis and celebrates at the end of the year with students who have reached 100 per cent. This year was a first for the outstanding school – and not just because of Ella and Noah’s glowing achievements.

Flawless attendance records for year 10s and 11s

Four other students are hot on the heels of the ever-present pair. Year 10 students David Freshwater, Emily Jephson, Harry Taylor and Nakita Bhari also have 100 per cent attendance for four years so far. During the assembly, they were also praised for showing the same strength of character and commitment to school.