United Kingdom Homeschooling
Takes its name from law which states: “either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.”
Home Educating children with special educational needs in the UK
If you are home educating a child with special educational needs, or if this is something that you are thinking about, then I’d like to invite you to join us. You will be very welcome.
Home Education Advisory Service
Help with homeschooling in the UK.
Home Education UK
A really fun site with lots of activities to join: mail lists, quizzes, and loads of homeschooling information, including UK laws concerning compulsory education.
Home Education in the UK
Information, articles about all aspects of home education in the UK, advice for general parenting, ideas for getting started in home education, and links to useful resources organised by subject.
Lots of homeschooling resources from this British mum.
See also: Past Events in UK
Can I take my child out of school and educate them at home?
Elective home education is the term used by the Department for Education to describe parents’ decision to provide education for their children at home instead of sending them to school.
DCSF Elective Home Education Guidelines for Local Authorities in England
Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children receive a suitable education. Where parents have chosen to home educate, we want the home educated child to have a positive experience. We believe this is best achieved where parents and local authorities recognise each others rights and responsibilities, and work together.
Is there any financial help with the cost of entering home educated children for public examinations?
No, the local authority is not obliged to help home educators with any costs associated with examinations.
Is there any funding available for parents who choose to educate their child at home?
Some local authorities (LA) may make curriculum materials available to parents at their discretion. Contact your LA to find out if they make this provision.
Welsh Assembly Guidelines for Local Authorities in Wales
Elective home education is where parents or guardians decide to provide home-based education for their children instead of sending them to school. It is not home tuition provided by a local education authority or where a local education authority provides education otherwise than at a school.