Educating your child at home

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, this is 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.

To discuss educating your child at home email

Read our elective home education report to get the latest statistics on children and young people who are educated at home. (PDF, 320.8 KB).

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

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