Schools across the region are losing more than twenty two million pounds a year in government funding because some parents aren't claiming free school meals.
Figures from the Department for Education show that twenty five thousand pupils aren't claiming the meals they're entitled to.
Schools are given an extra nine hundred pounds a year to help bridge the attainment gap between those claiming free school meals and those who aren't.
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