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Birmingham City Council

Home Education

Welcome to the Elective Home Education web site

This page is known as: www.birmingham.gov.uk/home-education

The law states that parents or carers have a responsibility to provide a suitable education for their child. The vast majority do so by sending their child to school. However, some people choose to provide for their child’s education ‘otherwise than at school’ (‘home education’).

This website has been designed for parents and carers who want to find out more about home education or have already decided to educate their child 'at home'.

We hope that you find the information here helpful. If you have any questions, please contact one of our team and we will do our best to help.

You can download and read online or print Birmingham City Council’s 'Elective Home Education - Policy' and 'Guidance for Parents' from the foot of this page. Further information and advice about home education can be found from the links menu on the left of this page.

More information is available from the GOV.UK web site.