Home education rises by 65% in UK in last six years

There has been a 65% increase in children recorded as home educated in the UK over six years.

Parents gave reasons including their lifestyle, dissatisfaction or disagreements with local schools, special needs, bullying and religion.

The government says it will continue to “respect the rights of parents to home educate their children”.

Lessons are being learnt by parents that their children are better off out of school and being educated by themselves. It is NOT compulsory for a child to attend school. It IS compulsory for a child to receive an education.

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

The Education Act 1996 provides a duty for a parent to cause every child to receive efficient and suitable full-time education “either by regular attendance at school or otherwise“.

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