Deregistration Letter Template for England and Wales

You can email or type your deregistration letter England and Wales, 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

Your Name
And Address

Date


School Name
School Address

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. 

Yours sincerely