A youngster has impressed her teachers with her progress made at a special education centre.
Grace Anderson found herself two years behind her peers after her family moved to Whitley Bay in September 2014 from Australia.
But after the seven-year-old started at the Kumon Whitley Bay Study Centre, her reading and maths have gone from strength to strength and has now caught up.
Her mum Andrea said: “When returning from Australia, Grace was almost two years behind due to her August birthday and school starting later over there.
“Within two school terms, Grace’s reading and her maths improved hugely. Now, Grace can complete Kumon worksheets and is so proud of herself.
“It’s not just us as parents who have noticed improvements; Grace’s teacher told me how well she had progressed.”
Instructor Kelly Skinner said: “Due to children starting their education at the age of six in Australia, Grace had missed out on at least two years of learning by UK standards.
“The difference in Grace has been commented on by her teachers and she is now completing the same work as her peers.”
“This means a great deal to Grace and she can now look forward to the new academic year without the challenges she was faced a year ago.”