The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is paid to Local Authorities as a grant. It is based on how many pupils are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or for Looked After Children (LAC) such as in fostering arrangements or whose parents serve in the Armed Forces.
To register your child or to check your family’s eligibility for FSM, please go to the online facility run by Dorset County Council.
If your child attends a Dorset County Council School, you can apply at any time, on-line at https://www.dorsetforyou.com/369746. Just fill in the short application form. You will need to give your name, date of birth, National Insurance Number (or your registered asylum seeker number) and your child’s details (name, date of birth) and you will need to put our school name in too.
The Council will then make automated checks to confirm your entitlement and if you qualify, they will tell you immediately, and write to you within three working days to confirm.
If it helps you, we could fill in the form on your behalf. You do not have to produce any paperwork for checking by the office staff.
You can also apply by telephone. Just call Dorset Direct on 01305 221000.