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Home education

Parents are responsible for ensuring their children receive a suitable education. Most parents choose to use schools but some prefer home education, also known as elective home education or home schooling.

It is the legal right of parents to educate their children at home if they wish and we will co-operate with those parents who make this choice.

Where parents / carers are considering home education for their child:

  • either before they start any schooling (but are approaching statutory age); or
  • as an alternative to the existing school a child is already attending:

we will provide a home visit by a family outreach worker to ensure the family are aware of the processes, any requirements and what guidance / resources are available to support them.

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For initial enquiries about home education please telephone 01609 780780 or contact us by live chat.

This page was last updated on 12 October 2016