A Bicester secondary school has recently received a £1,000 grant from housebuilders.

The money will go toward running its breakfast club which is run by volunteers to allow students to enjoy a healthy breakfast under the supervision of qualified staff.

It is normally funded by volunteers but following the donation from Cala Homes, it will be paid fun until Whitelands Academy breaks up for the summer holidays.

The school have also been able to run a second breakfast club at its resource centre.

Headteacher, Emma Bryson said: “This initiative supports nearly ten per cent of our young people to have a fantastic start to the day, which we know enables them to access an excellent experience of learning.

"We are looking forward to a successful relationship as our community develops further.

 “Since the donation we have been able to offer breakfast to more students, resulting in a 17 per cent increase in attendance, and we’ve also been able to run a second Breakfast Club in our resource centre.

"This makes sure the students start with the most important meal of the day and are full of energy before the day starts.”

Sales and marketing director at Cala Homes, Neil Simpson, said: "We’re proud to donate to good causes like Whitelands Academy’s breakfast club to support our local neighbourhoods and help the children form the best start in life.”