Educating at Home



Also known as: EOTAS, Educating Your Child At Home, Education Otherwise Than at School, Elective Home Education, Home Education, Home Schooling


Service Description: Some parents choose to educate their children at home. They do so because they judge it to be the best way to carry out their duty to educate their children. Parents may decide to home educate their child from an early age and need not enrol them at any school. They may also elect to home educate at any other stage up to the end of compulsory school age. In accordance with Section 175(1) of the Education Act 2002, children must receive full-time education from the start date of what would be the school term following their fifth birthday. Compulsory education currently continues until the last Friday in June of Year 11.