Ongoing Rise in Home Schooling

A survey of local authorities by the Association of Directors of Children’s Services suggests there are 45,500 children being educated at home across England, although the real figure may be much higher because families are not required to register their decision to home school with their local authority. ADCS says it “believes parents and carers who opt to electively home educate should register with the LA and LAs should be resourced to establish systems and safeguards to assure themselves that children and young people who are home schooled are receiving a good standard of education, delivered in a suitable learning environment, and that they are safe.”