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Research

Research into EHE carried out Jan-May 2014 by Cheryl Moy of Educational Freedom.

The following figures were gained through FOI requests to each LA. Due to each LA collating this information differently the figure is only approximate.

Numbers of known Home Educated children.

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  home ed 2010 school 2010 home ed 2013 school 2013 home ed 2016
Barking and dagenham 86 33,630 93 37,862 ?
Barnet 66 55,800 100 59,503 ?
Barnsley 70 32,650 94 32,550 ?
Bath and North East Somerset 60 29,250 60 29,134 ?
Bedford ? 29,420 48 20,687 ?
Bexley 111 44,910 126 43,042 ?
Birmingham 350 183,020 592 190,663 ?
Blackburn 53 27,060 65 27,227 ?
Blackpool 63 20,610 69 20,268 ?
Bolton 86 47,710 111 48,804 ?
Bournemouth 157 21,730 174 22,762 ?
Bracknell Forest 40 18,450 40 19,620 ?
Bradford 119 92,860 149 97,742 ?
Brent 150 42,689 150 43,408 ?
Brighton and Hove 143 34,990 171 35,960 ?
Bristol 112 53,510 134 58,509 ?
Bromley 52 51,280 122 52,496 ?
Buckinghamshire 230 84,170 373 86,776 ?
Bury 20 29,880 54 30,160 ?
Calderdale 43 35,880 54 36,694 ?
Camden 4 29,200 70 31,140 ?
Cambridgeshire 325 86,490 586 89,211 ?
Central Bedfordhshire 150 38,770 150 39,916 ?
Cheshire East 111 54,000 127 53,659 ?
Cheshire west and Chester 174 51,500 146 51,023 ?
City of London 1 2,260 1 2,316 ?
Cornwall 320 72,390 413 69,249 ?
Coventry 49 51,320 45 53,851 ?
Croydon 120 58,260 164 61,950 ?
Cumbria 261 74,550 251 72,163 ?
Darlington ? 15,520 108 15,610 ?
Derby 120 39,700 130 41,068 ?
Derbyshire 426 112,750 519 111,543 ?
Devon 634 103,610 521 102,135 ?
Doncaster 200 47,620 205 47,930 ?
Dorset 184 59,880 180 60,234 ?
Dudley 103 47,490 128 47,098 ?
Durham 73 73,440 187 72,271 ?
Ealing 110 51,460 216 41,866 ?
East Riding 151 49,380 136 48,495 ?
East Sussex 315 70,260 439 70,597 ?
Enfield 90 5,200 124 56,261 ?
Essex 661 207,300 625 208,663 ?
Gateshead 36 29,240 48 29,383 ?
Gloucestershire 302 90,690 385 91,040 ?
Greenwich 120 39,980 220 41,667 ?
Hackney 43 32,360 85 38,644 ?
Halton 52 17,880 53 18,191 ?
Hammersmith and fulham 63 23,650 80 25,534 ?
Hampshire 366 183,190 486 184,685 ?
Haringey ? 28,380 188 39,994 ?
Harrow 90 35,090 73 32,500 ?
Hartlepool? 12 15,090 14 14,922 ?
Havering 78 37,060 84 37,602 ?
Herefordshire   24,480   24,390 ?
Hertfordshire 381 197,900 430 203,552 ?
Hillingdon 85 48,240 210 51,140 ?
Hounslow 53 37,930 72 41,174 ?
Hull 113 36,420 115 36,853 ?
Isles of Scilly 2 280 2 275 ?
Isle of Wight 150 18,900 190 18,139 ?
Islington 35 22,950 36 23,904 ?
Kensington and chelsea 37 22,900 28 24,738 ?
Kent 847 230,680 1,160 180,823 ?
Kingston upon thames 60 26,080 60 27,453 ?
Kirklees 100 64,720 120 66,123 ?
Knowsley 22 22,210 30 20,807 ?
Lambeth 82 33,020 50 35,828 ?
Lancashire 423 168,310 502 170,145 ?
Leeds 115 113,370 134 115,993 ?
Leicester 144 49,090 310 51,064 ?
Leicestershire 135 99,910 135 99,522 ?
Lewisham 156 38,500 249 41,441 ?
Lincolnshire 384 105,120 432 105,905 ?
Liverpool 39 69,210 154 68,279 ?
Luton 109 32,800 94 35,123 ?
Manchester 83 72,170 209 77,386 ?
Medway 247 43,620 376 44,413 ?
Merton 94 28,740 113 25,527 ?
Middlesborough 34 22,470 34 22,900 ?
Milton Keynes ? 40,510 144 43,160 ?
Newcastle upon tyne 66 40,410 84 40,971 ?
Newham 90 51,470 165 55,271 ?
Norfolk 130 115,610 532 116,069 ?
North East Lincolnshire 50 23,660 94 23,688 ?
North Lincolnshire 16 23,900 68 23,697 ?
North Somerset 157 29,330 155 29,646 ?
North Tyneside 30 30,420 35 30,213 ?
North Yorkshire 186 90,220 208 89,499 ?
Northamptonshire 62 110,610 259 113,321 ?
Northumberland 40 48,120 90 47,214 ?
Nottingham 120 41,690 172 43,563 ?
Nottinghamshire 508 117,090 589 116,575 ?
Oldham 34 41,280 71 42,018 ?
Oxfordshire 241 100,300 266 105,704 ?
Peterborough 90 29,830 101 32,627 ?
Plymouth 147 38,280 143 38,920 ?
Poole 67 19,640 68 20,071 ?
Portsmouth 50 26,690 130 27,012 ?
Reading 43 50,390 50 21,695 ?
Redcar and Cleveland 47 22,140 46 21,543 ?
Redbridge 64 52,390 105 55,656 ?
Richmond upon Thames 58 30,050 57 32,039 ?
Rochdale 126 32,760 118 32,964 ?
Rotherham 80 42,920 122 42,949 ?
Rutland 6 7,040 4 7,347 ?
Salford 33 33,550 37 35,557 ?
Sandwell 165 51,070 145 53,237 ?
Sefton 73 44,190 75 43,138 ?
Sheffield 176 76,020 249 77,789 ?
Shropshire 229 43,370 233 43,401 ?
Slough 26 23,770 47 26,592 ?
Solihul 50 38,780 51 39,322 ?
Somerset 248 76,430 482 76,242 ?
south gloucestershire 170 40,130 176 34,000 ?
South Tyneside 38 21,310 47 20,977 ?
Southampton 92 28,610 165 29,861 ?
Southend 26 28,150 98 29,100 ?
Southwark 67 41,330 74 43,749 ?
St Helens 35 26,290 35 26,213 ?
Staffordshire 334 123,970 378 124,187 ?
Stoke on trent 46 34,880 74 35,984 ?
Stockport 52 42,470 75 43,259 ?
Stockton on tees 39 31,050 67 31,341 ?
Suffolk 314 105,080 342 107,313 ?
Sunderland 78 41,590 75 4,050 ?
Surrey 776 178,750 908 183,903 ?
Sutton 60 33,710 85 33,600 ?
Swindon 99 29,340 88 30,777 ?
Tameside 37 34,680 54 34,686 ?
Telford 112 27,320 110 27,419 ?
Thurrock 66 23,280 120 25,025 ?
Torbay 77 19,070 80 19,454 ?
Tower Hamlets 80 40,240 119 42,890 ?
Trafford   38,690   40,171 ?
Wakefield 108 53,610 135 53,521 ?
Walsall 174 48,210 184 48,400 ?
Wandsworth 45 39,470 62 41,003 ?
Waltham Forrest ? 39,530 130 42,654 ?
Warrington 45 29,940 65 31,341 ?
Warwickshire 144 80,720 241 82,427 ?
west berks 66 28,280 73 25,270 ?
West sussex 417 114,210 433 117,593 ?
Westminster 76 28,130 72 21,631 ?
Wigan 109 45,140 173 44,874 ?
Wiltshire 122 70,480 210 71,542 ?
Windsor and Maidenhead   24,750   25,957 ?
Wirral 55 54,010 68 50,479 ?
Wokingham 35 25,920 67 27,182 ?
wolverhampton 132 39,740 168 40,434 ?
Worcestershire 218 84,880 221 85,055 ?
York 53 25,550 57 26,214 ?
           
  19,590 8,000,919 26,015 8,061,421  
    0.24% of school age children are known to be EHE   0.32% of school age children are known to be EHE  

Please note any figures left blank are due to the LA not responding to the FOI, these will be added as and when they respond.

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ORDERS SERVED

The figures for School Attendance Orders shoulThe following figures were gained through FOI requests to each LA. Due to each LA collating this information differently the figure is only approximate.d only include those served on existing Home Educated children.   The figures for S.437(1) Notice to Satisfy are not accurate as many LAs do not hold this information.
For the coding used please scroll to the bottom of the screen.

  SAOs 2009-2010 SAO 2010-2011 SAO 2011-2012 SAOs 2012-2013 SAOs 2013-2014 s437 (1) SAO details
Barking and dagenham 0 0 0 0   ?  
Barnet 1 0 0 1  <5 21  
Barnsley 0 0 0 0   0  
Bath and North East Somerset 0     0      
Bedford 0     0      
Bexley 0 0 0 2   ? SPC
Birmingham 0 0 1 0   1 EHEP
Blackburn ? 1 0 0 0 0 CDP
Blackpool 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Bolton 0 0 0 0 0 5  
Bournemouth 0 0 0 0   0  
Bracknell Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Bradford 0 0 0 0   0  
Brent 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Brighton and Hove 0 SPC
Bristol 2     1     2SAC ,1SPC
Bromley 0 0 0 0  0 0  
Buckinghamshire 0     0      
Bury 0 0 0 0   ?  
Calderdale 0 0 0 0   0  
Camden 0     0      
Cambridgeshire 0 0 0 1 35   SAC
Central Bedfordhshire ? 0 4 2 0 24 4m. 2EHE,
Cheshire East 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Cheshire west and Chester 0 0 0 1 1   1EHEP, 1ONGOING
City of London 0     0      
Cornwall 0 0 1 0 0 1  
Coventry 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Croydon 0 0 0 0 2 6 no info
Cumbria 0 4 4 0 0 ? EHEP
Darlington 0 0 0 0   0  
Derby 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Derbyshire 0 0 0 5 11 ?  
Devon 0 2 0 2 4 9 2EHEC, 6FC
Doncaster 4 0 5 1   ? 4SM, 3EHEP, 1 revoked on medical grounds, 1SPC,
Dorset ? ? ? ? ? ? less than 5 is all they will say for all the years
Dudley 0     2     2 SAC
Durham 5 9 5 4 2 48 14EHEP, 11SAC
Ealing 0 0 0 0 0 0  
East Riding 0 0 0 0   0  
East Sussex 1 0 0 0 1   family refused to engage, child went to school, dereg’d again parents engaged.
Enfield 0 0 0 0 0 2 M
Essex 0 2 6 3 1 95 11 C 1EHE C P
Gateshead 0 0 0 0   ?  
Gloucestershire 0 0 0 0 4 3 recent SAOs no action taken yet
Greenwich 0 0 0 1 0    
Hackney ? 6 0 0 4 8 1Pr, 2Cwithdrawn, 1EHEP , 1m police,
Halton 0 0 0 0   0  
Hammersmith and fulham 0 0 1 1 0   EHEpr refused to comply to meet
Hampshire 0 0 0 0 1 ? SPC
Haringey 0 0 4 0 0 6 3SPC, 1SAC
Harrow ? ? ? 0 0 ?  
Hartlepool 0 0 0 0   0  
Havering 0 0 0 0   0  
Herefordshire 0 0 0 0 0 refused  
Hertfordshire 0 0 0 0 0 ?  
Hillingdon 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Hounslow 0     1     SPC
Hull 0     0      
Isles of Scilly 0     0      
Isle of Wight 0 0 0 0   ?  
Islington 0     5     C EHE
Kensington and chelsea 0 0 0 0 1 3 in process SAO served as family refused to meet
Kent 0 5 5 0   5  
Kingston upon thames 0 0 1 0 0 2  
Kirklees 0 0 0 0   0  
Knowsley 1 0 0 2 0 3  
Lambeth 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Lancashire 0 2 5 1 3 27 5SPC, 2M 1EHEM, 1 now looked after by LA, 2 CME.
Leeds ? refused as no records kept
Leicester 0 1 0 5 3 51 1DLA, 2M, 5SPC, 1 case ongoing to court.
Leicestershire 0 0 2 6 0 27 2CEHEpr. 1M, 1SPC, 1SAC, 1PrDLA
Lewisham 1 3 8 0 5 39 4SAC,1CM, 1CEHE, 1Care, 5 not in court yet
Lincolnshire 0 0 0 0 2 21 SPC
Liverpool 0 0 0 0   0  
Luton 0 0 0 0   0  
Manchester 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Medway 0 0 0 2   2 SAC
Merton 0     0     2SPC
Middlesborough 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Milton Keynes 0 0 0 0   2  
Newcastle upon tyne 0 0 0 0 0 8  
Newham 0 0 0 2 0 ? 2EHEP
Norfolk 0 0 0 0 0 ?  
North East Lincolnshire 0 0 0 0   0  
North Lincolnshire 0 0 0 0 0 0  
North Somerset 0 1 0 1 0 2 1SAC, 2SPC
North Tyneside 0 0 1 0   ? SPC
North Yorkshire 0 0 0 0   0  
Northamptonshire 0 0 0 0   0  
Northumberland 0 0 0 0   ?  
Nottingham 0 0 1 0 2 27 SAC
Nottinghamshire 0 1 0 0   1 SAC
Oldham 2 0 0 0 0 2 SAC
Oxfordshire 0 0 0 0   4  
Peterborough 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Plymouth 0     0      
Poole 0 0 0 0 1 0 SPC
Portsmouth 0 0 0 1 1 ? SPC
Reading 0 0 0 0   2 no details
Redcar and Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Redbridge 0 0 0 0   0  
Richmond upon Thames 0 0 0 1 0 1 SPC
Rochdale 0 0 0 0 0 ?  
Rotherham 0     3     SPC
Rutland 0 0 0 0 0    
Salford 0     0      
Sandwell 0 0 0 1 0   SPC
Sefton 0 0 0 1 0 3 SPC
Sheffield 0 0 0 0   0  
Shropshire 0 0 0 0   10  
Slough 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Solihul 0 0 0 0   ?  
Somerset 0 0 0 0      
south gloucestershire 1 0 0 0   2 SAC
South Tyneside 0 0 0 0   0  
Southampton 0     0      
Southend 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Southwark 0 0 0 0 0 0  
St Helens 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Staffordshire 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Stoke on trent 0 0 0 0 0 ?  
Stockport 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Stockton on tees 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Suffolk ? ? 0 4   56 SPC , EHEP no numbers for each catergory
Sunderland 0 0 0 0   0  
Surrey 0 0 5 5 0 5 SPC
Sutton 0 0 0 0 0 7  
Swindon 0 0 0 0   0  
Tameside 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Telford 0 0 0 0   ?  
Thurrock 0 5 5 0   5  
Torbay 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Tower Hamlets 0 2 0 1 0 21 SPC
Trafford              
Wakefield 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Walsall 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Wandsworth 0 0 3 0   8 1SPC, 2EHE
Waltham Forrest 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Warrington 0 0 0 0   2  
Warwickshire 0 0 1 0 0 1 prEHE then S
west berks 0 0 0 0 0 ?  
West sussex 0 0 0 0 2 2 still in process
Westminster 0 2 0 0 0 1 EHEP, DLA
Wigan 0 0 0 0   ?  
Wiltshire 0 0 1 2 0 ? 2SPC, 1 parent employed a tutor.
Windsor and Maidenhead 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Wirral 3 3 3 0 3 3  
Wokingham 0 0 0 0 ? 0  
wolverhampton 0 0 0 0 ? 0  
Worcestershire 0 5 0 0 0 47 refused due to low figures, LA revoked SAO
York 0 0 0 0 0 ?  
                 
                 
                 

Code for the above charts:

Blue figures mean a less than figure was given as LAs are not obliged to provide figures less than 5 if they feel people could be identified. The figure used is the maximum it could be.

SPC = School prior to court
SAC = School after court
SM = School after they moved
EHEP = continues to home ed after providing proof
CME = Child Missing Education
CDM = court action taken but dropped as moved out of the area.
M = no action taken, family moved
Pr =prosecuted
FC = Failed to comply
DLA= Dropped as child reached school leaving age.
? = figure not available

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