What is Home Education/Homeschooling?

This is where you can teach your child at home or in a variety of places other than school. This can be either full or part-time and is sometimes referred to as, ‘elective home education’ . Your child can be taught by you, a tutor or through an online teacher. This type of education gives your child the opportunity to really dive into subjects or projects they are interested in.

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Is Home Education legal in the UK?

In Englandeducation is compulsory, however sending your child to school is not necessary. You have the right to teach your child at home, or wherever you choose, this is inclusive of a child with special educational needs (SEN).  You do not need to be a teacher or have educational qualifications to home school.

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How many hours a day do I have to home school?

Your child must be educated full-time – the law doesn’t specify how many hours but children normally receive formal education at school between 22 and 25 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. You don’t have to stick to a school timetable or follow school terms. The average recommended hours most home educators suggest is between 3-4 hours depending on the age of your child. 

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