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Elective Home Education

Educating at Home

Parents or carers may decide to provide home-based education for their children instead of sending them to school.  This is usually referred to as ‘elective home education’. The Isle of Wight Council, as the Local Authority (LA) with general responsibility for education in its area, recognises that home education is a key aspect of parental choice and is equal, in law, to education provided in school.

To find out more, please click here.

SEN4You have created a fact sheet for Home/Alternative Education for children and young people with Education Health and Care Plans, to view the document click here. (PDF, 511.11KB, 3 pages).

For more Elective Home Education Guidance for parents please click here.