Home Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Morgan of Huyton Baroness Morgan of Huyton Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of children who are excluded and subsequently home-schooled.

Photo of Baroness Morgan of Huyton Baroness Morgan of Huyton Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of pupils who were taken out of school to visit families abroad, in (1) Pakistan, and (2) elsewhere, and who are subsequently home-schooled following their return in the last five years; and what proportion of those students were teenage girls.

Photo of Baroness Morgan of Huyton Baroness Morgan of Huyton Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pupils in the last academic year were taken out of school to be home-schooled.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The department does not collect information on the number of children that are home educated. Parents are not under any duty to register with their local council when they home educate and so there is no reliable basis on which to collect statistics.

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