A STUDENT at a Bridgwater secondary school is leaving with a perfect record of never having missed a single day of lessons.

Grace Mallows-Redman has not had a day's absence in five years at Robert Blake Science College, where she has been a prefect in her last year.

Her achievement as the only student in her class with a perfect attendance record comes as the Year 11 group prepare to move on at the end of this academic year.

Headteacher Deb Loveridge said: "When reflecting upon the class of 2022, one student’s attendance to school shone through and should be recognised and celebrated.

"Grace Mallows-Redman has achieved a fantastic accomplishment, having attended school for five years without a day’s absence.

"Grace stands alone in this triumph. She is the only student within her year to have achieved this."

Miss Loveridge added: "Frequent absence from school can cause students to fall behind in their learning and struggle to catch up.

"Grace is undoubtedly one of the most dedicated students, working incredibly hard within all lessons and dutifully carrying out her role as a prefect.

"She embodies what it means to be a Robert Blake student.

"She is aspirational and deserves to be celebrated for her accomplishments.

"As a school we sincerely hope Grace achieves the grades she wants and deserves within her exams results this summer.

"We would also like to express our thanks to Grace’s parents and teachers who have supported and encouraged her to show such a commitment to attending school.

"Best of luck in your next steps Grace."

Grace was among students invited to a day to celebrate the top 100 students in each Robert Blake year group judged on regular attendance, punctuality to lessons engagement with learning, completing homework on time and top achievement points recipients.

The free to attend rewards day planned for yesterday (Monday,, July 18) included a barbeque, ice creams music, fun inflatable activities and Zorb football.

Assistant headteacher Pete Ford said the celebration event was to recognise the many children in the school who "go about their day with a fantastic attitude". and "uphold the school ethos of being the very best version of themselves they can be."