About TBSHS : Free School Meals

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Your child could get a free school meal if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (as long as you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you don't get more than £16,190 a year)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit.

You can apply to Hertfordshire County Council if:

  • Your child attends a Hertfordshire school full-time
  • You attend a Hertfordshire school full-time and are in receipt of any of the qualifying benefits above

How will applying help you and your child?

  • School dinners provide a healthy, nutritious and tasty meal
  • Research suggests that a healthy school dinner may improve concentration level
  • Menus are changed often and can be viewed online on the School Website (www.tbshs.org )
  • Local produce is used whenever possible
  • Use of the Cashless Catering system in School ensures that Free School meal information is entirely confidential

Don’t miss out, apply now!

Applying for free school meals in Hertfordshire has never been easier or faster! We recommend you apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals

The benefits of applying online include:

  • It’s quick and easy to do – most online applications take about ten minutes to complete. Please make sure you have your national insurance number to hand.
  • It can be done whenever it suits you, with no need for face-to-face or telephone contact
  • In most cases, you won’t have to provide paper proof of benefit
  • You won’t have to reapply for free school meals every year
  • Your child will get their free school meals without delay
  • You can apply for other benefits that you may qualify for at the same time

If you do not have access to the internet at home, you can obtain access and support at any of the following locations:

  • Public Libraries
  • UK Online Centres
  • TBSHS School

Please note:

Applications must be made in the name of the person who is receiving the qualifying benefit, or there may be a delay in processing the application.

If your application is accepted, you will be notified immediately. Your child’s school will also be advised to ensure the free school meal is provided straight away.

For more information or assistance with your application Visit www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals Or Call the customer service centre on 0300 123 4048 (8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday).

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS APPLY ONLINE 2017-18

www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals

If parents do not have access to the internet then computer access will be available at your local library.

Your child could get a free school meal if you receive any of the following:

Your child could get a free school meal if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (as long as you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you don't get more than £16,190 a year)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit.

Associated Documents
PDF Document Free School Meals Newsletter

FSM Newsletter 2017-18

PDF link: http://www.tbshs.org/docs/3953-FreeSchoolMealsNe.pdf