Is it just possible that thousands of pupils eligible for free school meals are missing out on their allowance because of an unintended consequence of the policy?
And that with a simple bit of software costing £250, schools can re-direct huge sums of money back to some of the hungriest pupils?
This is a story that is not on the media beat at all. But when I heard about it, I was intrigued.
Watch my report on how the chief executive of Carmel Academy in Darlington found a solution.