Attendance figures for schools in the Wokingham Borough are the best in the country, according to the latest government statistics.
Combined, Wokingham students are at the front of the class with the highest attendance rate in England - 96.1 per cent.
Separately, primary and secondary school attendance in Wokingham is in the top three for England; primaries are second with 96.5 per cent and borough secondary schools in third place with 95.6 per cent.
The pupil absence statistics are produced by the Department for Education and analyse attendance figures for every maintained school, academy and city college across the country; looking at data from the autumn term 2011.
Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor, Wokingham Borough Council’s executive member for children's services, said: "We all know how important school attendance is in ensuring the best possible life chances of young people and I am therefore delighted that Wokingham schools have performed so highly."
Gorse Ride Junior School headteacher Sarah Phillips said: "All primary schools in the Wokingham Borough see good attendance as a very important aspect of their schools. These high levels of attendance reflect both the children enthusiasm for their primary education as well as the great efforts that primary schools make to support all families to get their children to school each day."
Deputy head at The Holt School Anne Kennedy said: "These figures reflect the commitment of our parents and students to ensure excellent attendance. They understand that full attendance at school leads to academic success, positive relationships between peers and staff and, of course, to the overall enjoyment of school and learning."