Home Education in UK

Home education is a legitimate choice for every parent (see Legislation below).


Home education gives your child the freedom and time to concentrate on the subjects they enjoy, to nurture their talent and pursue their interests, and to study at a pace which suits them. It can help children become self-disciplined and responsible individuals from an early age. Additionally, they will often become self-motivated individuals with a strong work ethic from a young age.


There are now numerous resources available online to help with home education.

According to the UK law, everyone has a legal right to home educate their children.


Section 7, Compulsory Education, 1996 Education Act:

"The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive an efficient, full-time education suitable–  

a) to his age, ability and aptitude, and

b) to any special education needs he may have,

either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.”

Legislation about Home Education in UK

An article 'Home schoolers - Entrepreneurs by any other name?' by John Edwards and Ignaty Dyakov has been published in the 'Families NW London' magazine, May-June 2011, p.10. - click here to read