You can email or type your deregistration letter England, either way make sure you get a receipt.
Schools can not refuse to deregister, even if your child has an EHCP (the process is different for special schools).
There is no legal requirement to accept a meeting or phone call to discuss your decision.
You can send our failure to deregister letter if school refuses.
SEND TO THE SCHOOL ONLY
Dear [Head’s name]
Re – Name of child . Date of birth.
It is after very careful consideration and discussion that we have now decided to take full responsibility for providing for our son/daughter’s education by Home Educating them in accordance with section 7 of the 1996 Education Act.
We therefore instruct school to delete [child’s name] from the school register with immediate effect, in accordance with Regulation 8(1)(d) of the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006.
We will ensure that our son/daughter is provided with an efficient full-time education suitable to his/her age, ability, aptitude and to any special educational needs.
We are aware that the government currently recommends schools offer a meeting/discussion to those considering home education, however we are not considering it, we are now choosing to home educate, therefore a meeting with you is not necessary. The deregistration should be actioned with immediate effect.
There is a government consultation about proposed new EHE (England) guidance. We will be producing a guide ASAP to help you respond, so no need to rush in.
For now, have a read, BUT DO NOT PANIC ABOUT THE PROPOSED CHANGES: