Hitchin pupil praised after not missing a day’s school in seven years

Guy Crossland

Guy Crossland - Credit: Archant

An 11-year-old boy from Henlow has made his mum proud of him by achieving a 100 per cent attendance school record that stretches back an incredible seven years.

Guy Crossland with mum Julia Crossland

Guy Crossland with mum Julia Crossland - Credit: Archant

An 11-year-old boy from Henlow has made his mum proud of him by achieving a 100 per cent attendance school record that stretches back an incredible seven years.

Guy Crossland has not missed a single day at school since starting reception in 2011, and is due to finish at Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School in Hitchin’s Old Hale Way later this month.

The football-loving lad, who plays for Hitchin Town’s youth team, is set to start at Stevenage’s John Henry Newman School in September and has a great group of friends at school – with three being in the same form next term.

His delighted mum, Julia Crossland, told the Comet: “Guy is a real trooper.


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“He has always been determined to never miss a day of school even when there have been times when he was feeling a bit under the weather.”

Julia, who works in human resources for the luxury brand retailer Brora at their head office in Stevenage, added: “Guy and his mum’s ethos is that mum goes to work and Guy goes to school.”

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Guy also won a scholarship to a stage school in 2016 when he was one of four children chosen out of more that 200 who auditioned – which came as a real surprise to Julia and Guy as he had never auditioned for anything before.

His hobbies include his beloved football, tennis and sport in general.

Guy added: “When I grow up I would like to be either a footballer or set up my own business.”

His headteacher Ciara Nicholson was glowing in her praise of young Guy.

She said: “Guy’s 100 per cent attendance over the last seven years is a remarkable achievement.

“He is a great example to the other pupils and deserves credit for the dedication he has shown over the years.

“Well done Guy, we are very proud of you!”

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