Elective Home Education is where parents or carers decide to educate their child at home instead of sending them to a school. The parent or carer would have full responsibility for providing a full time education suitable to the child’s age and ability and to any special educational needs they may have.

Cornwall’s Elective Home Education Booklet will give you more information.

Further information and resources can be found at the following websites:

DfE Home Education Guidance

The Gov.uk website has a lot of useful information on all aspects of learning and the National Curriculum.

Education Otherwise has a significant amount of information including book lists, legal information, publications, online discussion forums and support groups for parents. Most of the information can be downloaded.

Tel: 0845 478 6345 – gives details of volunteers willing to take enquiries. Normal national telephone charges

The Home Education Advisory Service has practical background information on ‘Getting Started’.

Tel: 01707 371854

Home Education UK has Articles, books and background information.

Elective Home Education Service