The Government respects the right of parents to educate their children at home. It recognises that most home-educating parents do a very good job, some of them picking up the pieces where children have had problems at school. Ministers are still considering in detail the policy for home education and whether any changes need to be made to the existing arrangements. Ministers are aware of the strong views expressed by both home educators and local authorities, and will take these into account in considering what, if any, changes need to be made, in due course.
This section will offer updated information about the Government’s policy on home education as it develops.
Information for local authorities to allow them to meet their statutory obligations and encourage best practice with regard to home education.
General article 22 March 2013
Details of the Government's current stance on funding and policy for home education with accompanying FAQs.
General article 28 February 2013