COVID-19 schools, special schools, early years settings and colleges update in Dorset
Schools and colleges in Dorset remain open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children. Find out more about critical workers and vulnerable children.
These settings in Dorset can remain open to all children:
- early years settings
- special schools
- alternative provision
- learning centres
Find out more about education and childcare during COVID-19.
Check our Family Information Directory for early years and childcare providers in Dorset. Contact your childcare provider if you have any questions.
Find COVID-19 information about early years settings.
Face coverings in schools
Read government guidance on face coverings in education.
Free school meals update
We are working with schools to make sure families who need it can receive food vouchers or food parcels if they're not in school. This includes children who usually get free school meals.
If your child gets free school meals their school will give you details of how to get your food vouchers or food parcels. Find out more about access to food.
COVID-19 school transport updates
All school transport will continue to run. Not all SEND transport is running. Check with your transport provider.
We may review this in future if routes are not being used.
Find out how we're following government guidance to make sure school transport is safe for your child.
Out-of-school activities, breakfast and after school clubs
Read the government advice on out-of-school activities, breakfast and after school clubs.
Use our home learning resources
Your child's school will offer remote learning for your child. Find more resources we've collected to help you.
Consultation to reduce pupil admissions number at Gillingham Primary School
Dorset Council are consulting on the proposal to reduce the pupil admissions number (PAN) at Gillingham Primary School from 60 places to 30 places with effect from September 2022.
Find out more and have your say about this consultation.