|HOME SCHOOLING / INTERNATIONAL|
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Compulsory Attendance Ages: 5-16
Legal Status: Homeschooling is legal in England and Wales under the 1944 Education Act, which was consolidated in 1996. Section 7, Education Act 1996 states, "…[E]fficient full-time education, suitable to his age, ability and aptitude and to any special education needs he may have, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise." Under the "or otherwise" phrase in the law, families can legally homeschool.
There are no requirements to inform the authorities when one is home educating, unless the student was previously enrolled in the government school system. At that time, the parent must let the school official know they are withdrawing their student to home educate him. No other requirements for home education exist.
For Scotland or Ireland, click here.
Number of Homeschoolers: Between 20,000 and 100,000 children.
Christian Home Service Education Support Service (CHESS)
The European Academy for Christian Homeschooling (TEACH)
Last Updated: June 2, 2015