Resources to help you home educate

There are a number of printed and online resources that you can use, and groups you can get involved with to help you provide an education to your child. You can join local groups to meet with other parents who educate their children at home.

As with all resources, please explore them to see whether they suit your child and their learning style.

Please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites.

Education advice

Resources

  • Kent Children’s University - provides all children aged 5 to 14 years with the opportunity to take part in exciting and creative learning activities outside of the normal school day
  • Libraries - join the library to get free access to over 2 million books, eBooks, audiobooks, online resources. Library members can access our online reference library including homework resources and find out about events and activities in your local library

Homeschooling resources during coronavirus

Outdoor schools

  • Fir Tree Forest School
  • Outdoor Schools - All areas of the curriculum can be delivered using the outdoors, children offered regular outdoor learning opportunities often become active participants in their own learning and take ‘ownership’ of their own local natural environments.

Virtual schools and online resources

Days out and educational visits

Please visit the Kent Attractions website for a list of educational visits.

Find out the discounts for elective home educated students (PDF, 580.2 KB).

See the national curriculum for the primary programmes of study and attainment targets for key stages 1 and 2.

Helpful resources to download or purchase:

Text-based resources

Online resources

Visit our guide to elective home education for more details about what to teach, how to get started and how we can help you.

There are a range of options available for young people who have completed their statutory education. See the following sites for more information:

  • Kent Choices - find out the choices open to you after you leave education and training after the age of 18
  • Ready to Work Kent - find great training opportunities, build your skills and put you on the path to your ideal career.
  • Apprentice Kent - register on Apprentice Kent for apprenticeship opportunities that suit your interests.
  • Kent Training and Apprenticeships - find out about a range of opportunities available to you when looking to enter the world of work. Browse our latest vacancies and apply now.
  • Middleton Murray - our apprenticeships give you the opportunity to gain a professional qualification and develop professional skills while earning a salary.
  • Concept Training - provides accredited training and qualifications from introductory to degree level together with recognised health and safety and first aid courses including Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) tests and certification.

Youth Hubs

Staff in our Youth Hubs are happy to talk to you about anything you need support and advice on. Whether this be education, employment and training, whatever your needs we are here to help.