Planning for schools and early years settings in September
Find information about planning for early years settings in September.
Dorset schools are expected to re-open for all pupils in all year groups in September 2020. Schools will follow guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) and will continue to be supported by the council. Individual schools will confirm arrangements with parents and carers directly.
Safety in schools
Read the government's guidance for opening schools and educational settings. You can also speak to your child's school to find out more about the measures they're taking to help keep your child safe. Schools have carried out risk assessments and are following government and council advice.
Changes in schools
School will be different. Arrangements will vary as every school is different and what works in one school may not work for another. Children will be taught in separate groups or 'bubbles' to minimise contact. All children will have to wash their hands more frequently. Your child's school will always try to act in your child's best interest.
Changes to breakfast, after school clubs and holiday clubs
Schools can offer breakfast, after school and holiday clubs if they are able to. They will need to meet the guidance on protective measures so may need to run clubs differently to usual. Contact your child's school for details.
Out of school settings can open to children and young people of all ages if they can meet the guidelines. Read the guidance on children attending out of school settings.