Parents have a responsibility to make sure that their child is educated. Most children attend school for their education, but parents have the right to educate their child at home (homeschooling), formally called Elective Home Education (EHE).

  • You do not have to be a teacher, operate to a timetable or follow the National Curriculum (although you can if you wish)
  • If your child has never been to school, or you are new to the area you do not have to inform the local authority
  • Parents who choose to educate their children at home must be prepared to assume full financial responsibility, including the costs of any public examinations.

If you choose to home school your child:

  • If your child is registered at a School or an Academy, you must send a letter to the Head Teacher informing them that you wish to educate your child at home
  • The Local Authority will then contact you to ask for some basic information.

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