Home Education in Gloucestershire
In England, the law states that the responsibility for a child's education while they are of compulsory school age (currently 5-16 years) rests with their parents.
While most children attend the local state school, a significant number will be educated outside the state system in private schools or at home.
If your child is about to reach compulsory school age and has never been registered at a state school, or if you move to an area served by another Local Authority (LA), you don't have to notify Gloucestershire LA that you intend to home educate, although you may do so if you wish.
While Gloucestershire Local Authority has no statutory duty to monitor the quality of provision, it does have to be satisfied that parents are offering suitable education, so from time to time you will be contacted by us for further information about the education you are providing.
In Gloucestershire the Education Inclusion Service has experienced advisors who can give information and support to parents and professionals who want to know more about elective home education .
Please follow the website link for details of help and support available.
- 01452 427274
- Education Performance and Inclusion Team
- GL1 2TP