Elective home education

Parents / carers have a duty to ensure that their children receive a suitable full time education. This can be either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.

The law allows parents / carers to educate their children at home instead of sending them to school, if they fulfil certain conditions.  

Parents / guardians must inform the school in writing of their decision to home educate their child.  The school should then follow the Elective Home Education (EHE) Inter-Agency Protocol.  The child should be removed from school roll. A copy of the letter with the completed Elective Home Education Form should be sent to the Local Authority. 

Guidance for parents and carers considering home schooling

The government has created a guide for parents and carers who may be considering home schooling.  This is due to an increased demand for information.

Elective Home Education (EHE) requires parents to take full responsibility for their child’s education.  This includes all associated costs (such as exam fees).

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