CHILDREN from EP Collier Primary School will be celebrating their good attendance record at a special event this week.
The central Reading school is the 2017 winner of the annual John Lewis Reading Attendance Cup.
Pupils will be marking the occasion with a special Playground Games session at the school on Wednesday 28th June.
Reading Borough Council runs the attendance challenge for primary schools every year with the support of John Lewis Reading department store.
Councillor Tony Jones, Lead Member for Education, said:
“Well done to everyone at EP Collier School for winning the trophy this year for the most improved attendance record.
“This is recognition of the hard work and effort put in by staff, parents and pupils at the school.”
Justine McMinn, Headteacher of EP Collier, said:
“We are so proud to be receiving this award. As a community we recognise the importance of good attendance to ensure that education is maximised and good life skills such as attendance and punctuality are reinforced.”
Vicky Boatman, Community Liaison Officer at John Lewis Reading, said:
“This is a great achievement for the school and pupils. John Lewis Reading is very happy to be part of this local celebration.”
Notes to Editors
Photo Opportunity: Media are invited to send a reporter/photographer to the celebration Playground Games session at EP Collier School, Ross Road, Reading, RG1 8DZ, at 1.30pm on Wednesday 28th June.