WORKINGTON Academy have awarded their pupils with a 100 per cent attendance record.

The academy have put emphasis on the need for attendance at school, calling it the most important factor in achieving potential.

They note that research shows that students who attend school more than 97 per cent of the time are more likely to achieve higher grades, better outcomes and life chances.

The school said: "Every school day and lesson count - help yourself to achieve your academic potential by being in school every day."

Students who achieve 100 per cent can redeem seven Additional Rewards Club points, and they can also win a go on the "wheel of wonder" which takes place each Friday.

The school released the figures for 100 per cent attendance across the week with most year groups tallying more than 100 students.