Educating your child at home

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

Educating your child at home is a big commitment and there's a lot to think about. If you are considering it our guidance can help you make your decision.

Read the latest Department for Education (DfE) letter providing guidance of educating your child at home and COVID-19 (PDF, 114.6 KB).

To discuss educating your child at home email

The DfE ran a consultation between 2 April 2019 and 24 June to gather views on proposed legislation to create a register maintained by local authorities of children not attending mainstream schools, read our response to the consultation (PDF, 26.8 KB).

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