Thousands of the country's poorest families are missing out on free school meals and other subsidies.
That's according to researchers at the University of Birmingham which say schools are also losing out on Government payments to support the most disadvantaged.
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After a wet and windy start to Tuesday, rain will clear to the north to leave it dry, with easing winds but largely cloudy skies.
Early rain will clear northwards during Tuesday morning, allowing drier conditions behind.
Lincoln Castle is among the three venues that will host the Tower of London poppies this year.