Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) has launched a new online service so that parents can check their eligibility for free school meals themselves.

This self-service option is available at http://www3.hants.gov.uk/caterers/hc3s-freeschoolmeals

Please note that the criteria for free school meals is the same regardless of method of checking eligibility, but for online service, all you need to do is enter your name, national insurance number or asylum number, your address and your child’s details. Press ‘submit’ and you will find out if you are eligible.

If your result comes back ‘found’, this means that your child is eligible for free school meals and the system automatically tells your school.

No more hassle in digging out paperwork and going into school to get it checked!

For more information check out the web address above or phone Sue Martin on 023 8062 7738