Educating at Home


COVID-19 vaccination for 12 to 15 year olds (updated January 2022)

The national booking system is now opening all Covid vaccination centres in our region to 12-15 year olds at any session to walk in (previously there were specific 12-15 appointed sessions which limited availability).

The vaccination centre at Riverside, Newport, Isle of Wight is offering this now and is open to 1st and 2nd doses, those who have changed minds and those post 12 week covid infection. This does not replace the school offer but runs alongside for those who choose this method (parent can attend with child/young person).

View further information about the walk-in vaccination centre on the Isle of Wight.

If you have any questions, please send us a message.

Flu immunisations for all home educated children (Reception to Year 11)

Information regarding the rollout of flu immunisations for home educated children in Reception through to Year 11 is being sent by email or posted to parents of all EHE pupils on behalf of NHS Solent. 

The information sent to parents is also available below. It provides details of how to book an appointment for your child at one of the community clinics. Please note that you must follow the instructions given to complete the booking appointment online. If you are unable to complete the online consent form, please email

If you do not receive an email or pack in the post, please send us a message.

Exam centre update - October 2021

We have had confirmation regarding arrangements for students to sit GCSEs at HTP, based in Newport. HTP are only registered with Pearson/Edexcel so candidates must be studying a suitable qualification from this awarding body. External candidates can only be assessed by examination (no coursework, practical or oral assessments) so please check that your child is studying an appropriate syllabus.

View more information about sitting GCSEs/IGCSEs as an external candidate.

Costs for exams are as follows:

  • Infill cost per exam £125 plus VAT (where students can join HTP GCSE Maths and English students to sit the exam)
  • Any other exam £137.50 plus VAT plus £25 per hour (where separate sessions are needed))
  • Access Arrangements £40 plus VAT
  • Arrangements agreed on a one to one basis

Please contact Lisa Pilbeam, Examinations Officer, by emailing

Deadline for Summer 2022 entries is 21 January 2022. 

Discussions are still taking place with other local education providers and updates will be published when we have more information.