HE Sites/ Info

Education is compulsory, schooling is not

Is home education Legal?

Yes, HE is legal in all parts of the UK and always has been. In England and Wales Home education is given equal status with schools under section 7 of the 1996 education act which says:

The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full time education suitable a) to his age ability and aptitude, and b) any special educational needs he may have, either by attendance at a school or otherwise.

Where “otherwise” refers to the right to home educate your child

 Education Otherwise Useful site, lots of information and yahoo groups offering support

 Home Education Org – useful site on writing your educational Philosophies

HEFES Home education Camp

 HEAS Various information

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJTxIBkxTX8 – You- Tube Video on Home Education

 Home Education awareness video

Education Otherwise Video

 

Books – some that we have read though there are lots on the topic 

Learning without school: Home education Ross Mountney

Unqualified Education : A practical guide to learning at home 11-18

A well Trained mind: a guide to classical education at home

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