School dinners - Key Stage 1
All children in Reception, Class 1 and Class 2 are eligible for a FREE school meal each day. If you would like them to have a school meal, you will need to fill in the School Meal Request Form that will be in your child's assignment book each week. This form will need to be completed ready for each Monday.
School dinners - Key Stage 2
The cost of a school dinner for children in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 is £2.25 a day or £11.25 a week. Please make cheques payable to Debden C of E Primary Academy. All meals must be ordered and paid for on a Monday when we have a designated member of staff in school just to deal with the many envelopes that we receive.
If your child comes to school expecting to have a school dinner but has no dinner money a phone call will be made asking you to bring a packed lunch into school.
Cambridgeshire Catering policy on meals ordered for children who go home from school sick is that any ordered meals must be paid for if the kitchen is informed of their absence after 11am. If you order a meal for your child and they are absent, providing the kitchen has been informed the money will be carried over to the following week. Similarly, we do not send change home. This money is carried over to the following week in the same way.
If you do not wish your child to have school meal please provide them with a packed lunch.