Free School Meals

Hertfordshire County Council has introduced new, convenient, ways to apply for free school meals.
Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) is working to promote free school meals and educational benefits to make sure that as many eligible children and families as possible get the support they are entitled to. In addition, every child that registers for free school meals generates income for their school via the Pupil Premium; this premium is then used to improve the attainment of children in school.

 

You can apply via any of the following methods:

  • smartphone
  • web enabled mobile phone
  • Games console e.g. playstation/Wii & X-Box
  • DigiTV

 

How to use the new services.

Applicants using a Smartphone just need to go to the Android Market or iTunes App Store and search lookinglocalto download the app.

Those using a web enabled mobile or games console simply enter www.lookinglocal.gov.uk/hertsdirect into their browser.

DigiTV users follow the menu choices depending on their service.

Sky

  1. Go to channel 539 – The Community Channel
  2. Press red
  3. Choose Southern England
  4. South East
  5. Hertfordshire
  6. Hertfordshire

Virgin

  1. Press Home
  2. Choose interactive
  3. Choose News & Info
  4. Looking Local
  5. Choose Southern England
  6. South East
  7. Hertfordshire
  8. Hertfordshire

Or …

  1. Go to channel 233 – The Community Channel
  2. Press Red
  3. Choose Southern England
  4. South East
  5. Hertfordshire
  6. Hertfordshire

 

For more information on free school meals and other educational benefits in Hertfordshire, and the qualifying benefits, visit www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals