Dedicated Jack Corser is top of the class when it comes to going to school.
The 11-year-old has not missed one day at St Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Primary School for the last three years.
Even when he was feeling under the weather, Jack battled on and was determined not to miss any lessons.
It means he notched up almost 600 days without one absence since September 2013.
Headteacher Joanne Wilson said: “Jack has been blessed with good health, but we were very proud because attendance at school is very important. There is a correlation to achievement.
“But there have also been times when he felt a bit under the weather and still pushed himself to come into school so I think it is to do with his attitude as well.
“He is a role model to the other children.”
Jack was presented with a special trophy, certificate and goodie bag in recognition of his dedication to school on his last day by Hartlepool’s ceremonial mayor Councillor Rob Cook.
His total attendance rate for his whole time at St Cuthbert’s in Stratford Road has been 98% since he joined at nursery.
Fifteen pupils also achieved perfect attendances in the last year.
In September Jack starts at English Martyrs School where he hopes to keep up his perfect attendance record.
“He said it is hopefully going to continue all the way through secondary school,” added Mrs Wilson.