Repressive U.K. Bill Raises Specter of Badman Report
July 12, 2017: Lord Clive Soley has introduced a bill that would impose dramatic restrictions on English and Welsh parents who choose to educate their children at home.
Making a Difference, One Family At a Time
September 26, 2016: What do Queen Elizabeth, homeschool families, and Wales have in common? Find out at TEACH camp.
British Supreme Court Halts Plan to Monitor Children
August 2, 2016: The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom last week blocked key provisions of the 2014 Children and Young People Bill—a controversial Scottish law that would have ordered the government to assign a “named person” to monitor every child in the country.
Answering the Objections: British Parents Offer Encouragement
June 16, 2016: Amidst the authority of the parent being questioned undermined, home educators offer reminders about the impact of homeschool parents.
Hating the new SATS? Meet the mums who chose home education over 'sausage factory' schools
May 5, 2016: A lengthy article by the Telegraph interview a number of homeschools and discusses why Brits choose to homeschool.
Grinchy Government Decries “Scandal” of Unregistered Homeschoolers
December 21, 2015: In a shocking statement, national education official Neil Carmichael called on the U.K. to register all homeschooled children.
Suddenly I’m Teaching My Child A-levels in the Kitchen
December 15, 2015: A bright, ambitious student found herself in “academic hinterland” when conventional schooling failed to accommodate her deafness. She is now being taught at home.
Welsh Homeschoolers Need Your Help Immediately!
June 29, 2015: Sign the petition to stop regulations that would impose onerous restrictions on homeschoolers in Wales.
Homeschooled child prodigy Charlie Downing graduates with first-class honours aged just 15
February 28, 2015: Maths genius Charlie is not yet old enough to drive but already preparing for life as a pilot with flying lessons
Council’s Homeschooling Plan “Illegal Infringement of Rights”
January 7, 2015: Homeschooling parents in a London borough are campaigning against council plans to impose an annual home visit to monitor their children, saying it contravenes their parental rights.
UK Considers another Crackdown on Homeschooling
October 2, 2014: Homeschooling has been growing in Northern Ireland but now finds itself under attack.
New UNCRC-Linked Policy Threatens Homeschool Freedom
May 20, 2014: Homeschoolers in Northern Ireland are asking for global support in opposing a new and imperious policy directed against home education.
Parents Share Homeschooling Stories
February 20, 2014: The Home Service, a homeschool support organization in the United Kingdom that provides help and advice for those homeschooling or considering doing so, asked two of its members to reflect on their homeschool journeys and the benefits it has brought to their families.
Mother loses fight to home-school disabled son
November 12, 2013: The Court of Appeal rules that the 18-year-old, who suffers from cerebral palsy, must go to a school 100 miles away from his family home
Bill to Spy on Parents is Criticised by Families
May 19, 2013: The Scottish National Party is facing growing calls to drop a sinister plan to interfere with family life by assigning every child in the country a state-sponsored guardian—or “Named Person” through a proposed bill in parliament.
The Little Russians Learning to be British
February 12, 2013: Tutor praises homeschooling as she teaches Russian children living in the United Kingdom with great success.
School Registration Bill Worries Welsh Families
September 24, 2012: HSLDA pledges to help homeschool families in Wales as officials there try to pass laws requiring home education registration and inspection.
International Homeschooling—Watch Video from a Dozen Countries
January 2, 2012: Homeschoolers from across Europe gathered for a meaningful time of sharing experiences and learning about the homeschool laws in other countries.
Homeschool Leader Interviews
November 16, 2011: Hear about the current homeschool situations in a number of European countries, recorded at a recent European conference.
United Kingdom: Thoughts of a Home Educated University Student
September 30, 2011: A British homeschool graduate reflects on his education.
United Kingdom: Refreshment & Encouragement in Wales
June 6, 2011: Homeschoolers met together at The European Academy for Christian Homeschooling annual conference for a time of refreshment, encouragement, and fellowship.
An American Homeschool Leader Goes to Europe
June 6, 2011: Read the first—hand account of a Colorado state homeschool leader as he met homeschoolers in England, Ireland, and Sweden.
Good Kite—Flying Days
March 7, 2011: A British homeschooling mother offers meaningful encouragement in a light—heartened manner as she recounts her family’s homeschool journey.
Draconian Homeschool Regulations Tabled—For Now
April 8, 2010: Thanks to the dogged advocacy of British homeschoolers, the government tabled severe restrictions prompted by the notorious “Badman Report.” But the fight could be renewed depending on the outcome of national elections in May.
Press Release: Government Drops Licensing Scheme for Home Educators
April 8, 2010: Home educators today feel a huge sense of relief as the Government has been forced to drop the home education parts of the Children Schools and Families Bill in a last—minute wash—up agreed by front benchers of the three major parties at the end of the current Parliament. (Freedom for Children to Grow)
Draconian Home Education Law Continues to Move Forward
March 5, 2010: The freedom of home educators in the United Kingdom hangs in the balance, as British parliamentarians deliberate over a potential upheaval of current home education law.
Criminal Background Checks Part of Draconian Law Proposed for Homeschoolers
December 12, 2009: A bill proposed by the British government and now making its way through parliament would impose the most burdensome and intrusive regulation on homeschooling in the English—speaking world.
English Home Education: Already In Proper Balance
Shockwaves were sent through the home education community in Britain when the Badman report was released on June 11. Michael Farris takes a close look at the report and reveals its many obvious flaws and fallacies.
New Study — Journal of Early Childhood Research
Comparison of Home and School Educated Children on the Performance Indicators in Primary Schools Baseline Assessments
Homeschooling Under Fire in the UK
There are moves to build bridges in the sometimes acrimonious relationship between education authorities and people who teach their children at home.
In a Class of Their Own
The state won't help parents who want to teach their children at home, so parents have pooled resources to help themselves.
Homeschooling in the United Kingdom
Homeschoolers in England have been able to educate their children without undue interference with educational authorities