It is worth checking to see if your children are eligible for free school meals as this could save you up to £450 per child, per year.
As well as the free meals, the school will receive extra government funding towards more teaching staff, tuition or activities totalling between £1035 and £1455 per year.
Dorset children who receive free school meals can also take part in free activities during the main school holidays, including at Christmas.
Holiday food vouchers will also be provided for eligible pupils until at least March 2024.
Dorset Council provides a confidential checker – go to Dorset Council – Free School Meals or phone 01305 221090