Home Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th March 2019.

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Photo of Paul Masterton Paul Masterton Conservative, East Renfrewshire

When his Department plans to publish a response to its call for evidence on home education.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

There were more than 3000 responses to the call for evidence which are still being considered. Many dedicated families are doing a very good job educating their children at home, taking on heavy responsibilities in doing so.

We are concerned, however, that overall numbers of children said to be being educated at home are rising, the reasons for which are complex. We need to help local authorities deal effectively with children who are not in school. We will publish the Government’s response soon.

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