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
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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