AN 11-year-old pupil is celebrating finishing primary school without missing a day for seven years.

Dylan Walden has just finished year six at St Mary's RC Primary School in Clayton-le-Moors and has managed to achieve 100 per cent attendance throughout his time at primary school.

Dylan started school in reception at Hapton Primary School before moving to St. Marys when he was in year one.

His mum Natalie Walden said she has worked in education for nine years and speaking to staff has not heard of this achievement before.

She said: "Dylan has always been very passionate about school and I believe has loved every minute.

"Parents often complain about having to nag their children to get up and get ready but with Dylan every morning he has been up and ready and raring to go.

"St. Marys need to take some credit for this though as through their amazing staff they really have made Dylan’s school days the best of his life.

"I would like to say how extremely proud I am of Dylan for achieving this amazing attendance and hope he continues to be just as happy and healthy as he moves onto high school."

His mum also got in contact with Lancashire County Council who awarded him a certificate to mark the achievement.

St Mary's headteacher Michael Mashiter said: "This is an outstanding achievement and we are very proud of Dylan.

"His excellent attendance has meant the progress he has made through school has been remarkable.

"He is a wonderful role model for all of our children and we will be sad to see him go."