BORN just days apart to mums who are best friends, Abbey Mason and Isabelle Roebuck have always been close.
Now the pair have even more in common after achieving a perfect high-school attendance record.
Neither of the two 16-year-olds has missed a single day during their five years together at Wickersley School, and they are both hoping to keep that going in the sixth form.
Izzy, of Broadlands, Bramley, said: “It’s a nice thing to have done. I suppose we both kept it up because we knew it was important to our education.
“I was really sick during February half-term this year but I made sure I went back on the Monday so I was really pleased to get 100 per cent this time.”
Abbey, of Lings Lane, Wickersley, said: “I did it to keep up and improve my grades.”
Abbey’s mum Keely and Izzy’s mum Zoe have been friends since they both went to high school together almost 30 years ago and their daughters have been friends since birth, going through Bramley Grange Primary and Wickersley School together.
They even had matching cars for the school’s Year 11 Prom at the Queen Victoria Hotel in Sheffield, when Izzy was crowned 2017 prom queen.
Abbey said the paid did not have that many similar interests but added: “I think we’ve stayed best friends because we still do a lot together.
“Our families go on holiday together every year.
“Our interests are very different but we still get on.”
Izzy’s dad, former Leeds United footballer-turned-driving instructor Wayne Roebuck, said: “They have both been very determined to get the 100 per cent record.”