United Kingdom Home Education Support Groups
UK support groups can help you find others who home educate in the United Kingdom so you can have fun and make new friends.
UK London Home Education Groups
London-specific homeschool support groups have their own page. Other cities and areas of the UK are below.
Bath Home Education
A forum for everyone in Bath & NE Somerset who is home-educating their children.
BedHed is a local, informal and friendly group of home educating families who meet up regularly for activities and mutual support. The group welcomes home-educating families in and around Bedford and also enquiries from families who are considering home education. We are a mixed, secular, non-hierarchical, inclusive group and we all have different styles of educating our children. The group itself operates through an informal yahoo email list of which membership is required.
Birmingham Home Ed
If you are home educating in Birmingham, or the West Midlands or thinking about starting then this is the website for you. There are lots of home educators and lots of local meetings and events for you to attend with your children.
Bolton Network of Home Educators
Boneheds is a group of families who teach our children at home. We offer help, support, advice and friendship to all families who are home-educating (or who are considering home-education) in Bolton, Lancashire and the surrounding districts.
Brighton & Hove Home Educators
An online social and support group for home educating families in Brighton & Hove (UK) and surrounding areas. The group aims to publicise, complement and support all the existing groups and networks in the area.
Durham Home Education
Durham City, Chester-Le-Street, Barnard Castle, Darlington, Newton Aycliffe, Spennymoor and the Wear Valley. Home Educators and anyone considering home educating are welcome whether they are members of a Home Education Organisation or not. Home educators from surrounding areas are also welcome.
Welcome to EAHEN, here for the sole use of home educating families in the East Anglia region, the purpose of which is to allow the easy networking for home educators (whatever your educational approach) over the region as a whole. We are independent from any other HE group, national or local.
Site with good map of where UK home education groups are meeting.
Education at home (Tyne & Wear UK)
The purpose of this online group is to keep us all in touch with one another on a very easy communication channel, so that we can share ideas, support and encourage each other, arrange outings, meet ups and regular activities.
Northumberland is a large county and there are lots of things to do and interesting places to go, but many other areas are easily accessible too, so we hope to forge and foster links with home educators in neighbouring regions such as County Durham, Tyne and Wear, Cumbria and the Scottish Borders. Home educators in these areas are very welcome to join this group too.
Fareham and Gosport Education At Home
Group events information and support for ‘FareGosHE’ members, a group of Home Educators in the Fareham and Gosport area, Hampshire, UK. This is a group with a Christian ethos, all are welcome to join subject to meeting a group member to establish genuine good intentions.
Forest Row home educators
We are an eclectic group of over a hundred home educating families living in and around Forest Row. Among us we cover a whole spectrum of different ways of educating our children and here is the place that we support one another and keep informed about what is going on.
Gloucestershire Home Educators
There is a large network of home educators in Gloucestershire. There are regular social meetings in Gloucester, Cam, Chedworth, the Forest of Dean and Stroud. There are also more focussed regular meetings specifically for home educators around the county including art classes; games lessons; dance classes; circus skills among other things. As well as these regular meets, local home educators often arrange group visits to places like museums. Yahoo Group.
Hastings Home Education Hedge
We are a group of parents, who, for various different reasons have chosen to Home Educate our children. Whether you knew this was your chosen path, or your children have not been suited to school, or you are considering Home Education, we are open to all. Our weekly Hall meets are based in Hastings, St Leonards.
HELM home ed.
Welcome to HELM, a home-education support group for the West Midlands area. Any and all home-educating parents are welcome to join. This group is for the exclusive use of those who are home educating or are considering home educating their children. You will be sure of finding a welcome here.
Home Ed Buxton Area
A small and friendly Home education group, in the Buxton area (Derbyshire, UK.) We have local meetings and activities. We also welcome those who are thinking about educating elsewhere.
Home Education Centre
In Chard. A voluntary group supporting families who educate their children outside the mainstream system. It was set up and is managed by home educators. Based in the southwest, the centre has registered members from Somerset, Dorset and Devon. We work in partnership with other organisations to improve the communications network and raise the profile of alternative education.
Home Education Cumbria Otherwise
This is a group created by home educators, for home educators in Cumbria. It is a place to chat, share information, ideas, resources and blogs in a relaxed atmosphere.
Home education East Sussex
This group is for the discussion of all matters relating to home education in or near to East Sussex. Anyone with an interest in the subject matter (and prepared to be respectful towards all members) is welcome to join.
Home education West Sussex
The purpose of this ‘closed’ group, Home Education, West Sussex, is for home educators to discuss policy and behaviours of LAs as well as support each other regarding the law. The ‘secret’ group, Home Educating in West Sussex, is for general support, chat and meetings and is joined by invitation. For more information please ask.
Home Education Exeter
We are a group of home-educating families from in and around Exeter, Devon. We meet every Friday for socializing, craft activities, mutual support and free- play. We are always open to new members and welcome children of all ages, including under fives.
Home Education Norfolk
HENs is a central place to source and share information, find out whats going on locally, ask questions, a resource to be shared amongst ourselves and a place to talk.
Home Educators in North Wiltshire
There are groups meeting in Calne, Devizes and Swindon. This list is to make it easier to disseminate information about activities and meetings.
Home educators High Wycombe
An Education Otherwise Group for all Home Educators (you don’t have to be an EO member) in and around the High Wycombe area. We have families from Loudwater, High Wycombe, Marlow, Beaconsfield, Princes Risborough, Wendover, Chalfonts, Aylesbury and beyond.
Jersey Home Education Group
Currently (2016) a 31 family-strong-group, but is indeed a group that is growing quickly. Our home-ed experience runs from 15 years of home educating, to just recently started home-educators.
North Yorks Home Ed Communication
Group for parents HEing in North Yorkshire to communicate and exchange ideas and activities.
South Devon Home Education
We are a friendly, informal group of home educators with children of all ages that meet in South Devon. Our groups are open to all home educating families and we come together to share ideas and support each other. We aim to keep costs as low as possible.
South East Home Educators
We are an informal and relaxed group of individual home educators from the Kent and Sussex areas who meet regularly in and around Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
Southend Home Education
A group of home educators based in Southend, with members living in and around the surrounding areas. Members can chat, get advice, post useful links and socialise in Southend and surrounding areas of Essex.
Tees Valley Home Educators
If you are interested in finding out when the next meeting takes place please look in the Calendar.
UK Home Educators
Our membership covers all of the Kent postcodes, including the South Eastern part of Greater London.
Wealden Home Educators’ Network
An active network of home educating families in the SE of England. We collectively may offer help and support, information, group activities, events and camps for home educators in the area. The network is also open to enquirers and prospective home educators.
West Cumbria Home Education Group
Whether your new to HE and need reassurance regarding your decision to Home Educate or an experienced Home Educator who needs advice more complex advice. There is always help at hand. Facebook New Comers Group.
Worcestershire Home Education Group
A group of home educators who meet for workshops, support and fun in and around Worcestershire.