Notts County Council estimates that more than 1,400 children across the county who could be entitled to free school meals are not getting them.
Currently 16,300 pupils (that’s 14 per cent) of the 114,300 children attending county schools receive free meals. The Council is urging parents in the nursery or school system to check if they’re entitled to free meals or school milk particularly if their employment or financial situations have changed in recent months. Tax credit thresholds also change annually in April.
Parents receiving benefits can call 01623 433009 to check if they meet the criteria.