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Pleckgate High School has boasted a 95.19 per cent attendance this school year so far as students admit they don’t like missing school.

A large number of students have chalked up 100 per cent attendance during their years at the school.

One of them Bilal Ahmed is in Year 10 and Bilal, who has just sat his Maths GCSE a year early, admitted: “I have been slightly ill a few times but my mum won’t let me miss school so I don’t think I will ever have a day off!”

Zainab Amar, also in Year 10 and another who has just completed her Maths GCSE a year early, said: “I didn’t know I hadn’t had a day off school but, like Bilal, my mum won’t let me.”

Year 10 student Afeefah Patel also has a 100 per cent record while Year Nine student Mohamad Juber Kaif said: “I don’t like missing school.”

Head teacher Mark Cocker said: “We have a strong attendance record here at Pleckgate, the parents of our students know how important school is and I think it shows in our GCSE results. Last year were our best ever GCSE results and we hope we can surpass that this August.”

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