Super Daniel has 100 per cent attendance for whole school career

Daniel Warhurst, 11, who has had 100 per cent attandance for the whole of primary school NNL-160721-154401001
Daniel Warhurst, 11, who has had 100 per cent attandance for the whole of primary school NNL-160721-154401001

A little lad with an iron constitution has completed primary school without having a single day off.

Daniel Warhurst, 11, a Wilbarston CE Primary School pupil, is the only child in the recent history of the school to gain 100 per cent attendance throughout his whole seven-year school career.

The letter sent to Daniel Warhurst from Wilbarston CE Primary to mark his achievement NNL-160721-154445001

The letter sent to Daniel Warhurst from Wilbarston CE Primary to mark his achievement NNL-160721-154445001

The school devised a special award to congratulate him.

Daniel spent the first three years of primary in Tiverton, Devon, without ever having a day off. Then he moved to Northamptonshire and repeated the achievement through the final four years of primary in Wilbarston.

His younger siblings are also made of similarly tough stuff - his sister Sophie had one day off this year, Alex had 100 per cent attendance and Adam had only four days off for a sickness bug.

Mum Rachel, a school admin manager, said: “I’m very proud of him. I’m quite strict with them. If they’re feeling a bit ill I give them Calpol and tell them the school will phone if they need to come home but they never do.

“The school has never had anyone who’s not had a single day off so they gave him a medal and an i-tunes voucher.

“He does get ill but unfortunately for him it always seems to be in the holidays!”

Daniel will move on the Welland Park Academy in Market Harborough in September.