Nova Hreod Academy student Lewis Brown, 16, has ended his secondary school career without missing a single day in five years.
Lewis, who started at Nova Hreod in 2010, was awarded with a certificate to mark his remarkable 100 per cent attendance record. Before transferring to Nova Hreod, in his 4 years at Even Swindon Primary School his attendance record was over 98%.
Lewis says he is lucky that he’s never been ill on a school day. His mum Wendy, who runs a pre-school, also has an exemplary attendance record, as does his younger sister Emily, who currently has a 100 per cent attendance record in her two years at Nova Hreod.
Penny King, Head of Year 11 said: “This is such an extraordinary achievement and we are very proud of Lewis for his dedication. It shows great strength of character and a can-do attitude, which will make any job application stand out.”
Principal Darren Barton added: “All teachers know that there is a clear link between attendance and achievement, therefore I cannot commend Lewis enough on not missing a day of school. This achievement is one which Lewis, the school and the wider community should be justifiably proud of. We value attendance very highly at Nova Hreod Academy and Lewis is an excellent role model for the future generations of Nova Hreod students.”
This is the second year in a row that Nova Hreod Academy has celebrated 100% attendance over five years; in 2014 Jade O’Toole became the first Nova student with an unblemished record since the 1990s.
Lewis is going on to study catering at Swindon College, with a work placement at the National Trust HQ at Churchward.