192018Mar

£26m investment in breakfast clubs

Today I asked the Secretary of State for Education about the announcement of £26m being invested in breakfast clubs. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and studies show regularly skipping it can be very detrimental to a child’s educational outcomes. This funding will help but I pointed out that whilst Wiltshire is not a deprived county it does have pockets of deprivation. In fact some of the schools in our constituency have two thirds of pupils on Pupil Premium and it is crucial that they do not miss out.