• Advice from Home Educators

    "Relax, take time and get to know your child again. Go back to what it was like when they were toddlers and do the kinds of things you did then, bake, art, play, crafts, go for walks, watch stuff on tv, have fun. Lay off formal stuff for a little while, then see what works for your child and go with that."

    Krystie

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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 2010school 2010home ed 2013school 2013home ed 2016
Barking and dagenham8633,6309337,862?
Barnet6655,80010059,503?
Barnsley7032,6509432,550?
Bath and North East Somerset6029,2506029,134?
Bedford?29,4204820,687?
Bexley11144,91012643,042?
Birmingham350183,020592190,663?
Blackburn5327,0606527,227?
Blackpool6320,6106920,268?
Bolton8647,71011148,804?
Bournemouth15721,73017422,762?
Bracknell Forest4018,4504019,620?
Bradford11992,86014997,742?
Brent15042,68915043,408?
Brighton and Hove14334,99017135,960?
Bristol11253,51013458,509?
Bromley5251,28012252,496?
Buckinghamshire23084,17037386,776?
Bury2029,8805430,160?
Calderdale4335,8805436,694?
Camden429,2007031,140?
Cambridgeshire32586,49058689,211?
Central Bedfordhshire15038,77015039,916?
Cheshire East11154,00012753,659?
Cheshire west and Chester17451,50014651,023?
City of London12,26012,316?
Cornwall32072,39041369,249?
Coventry4951,3204553,851?
Croydon12058,26016461,950?
Cumbria26174,55025172,163?
Darlington?15,52010815,610?
Derby12039,70013041,068?
Derbyshire426112,750519111,543?
Devon634103,610521102,135?
Doncaster20047,62020547,930?
Dorset18459,88018060,234?
Dudley10347,49012847,098?
Durham7373,44018772,271?
Ealing11051,46021641,866?
East Riding15149,38013648,495?
East Sussex31570,26043970,597?
Enfield905,20012456,261?
Essex661207,300625208,663?
Gateshead3629,2404829,383?
Gloucestershire30290,69038591,040?
Greenwich12039,98022041,667?
Hackney4332,3608538,644?
Halton5217,8805318,191?
Hammersmith and fulham6323,6508025,534?
Hampshire366183,190486184,685?
Haringey?28,38018839,994?
Harrow9035,0907332,500?
Hartlepool?1215,0901414,922?
Havering7837,0608437,602?
Herefordshire 24,480 24,390?
Hertfordshire381197,900430203,552?
Hillingdon8548,24021051,140?
Hounslow5337,9307241,174?
Hull11336,42011536,853?
Isles of Scilly22802275?
Isle of Wight15018,90019018,139?
Islington3522,9503623,904?
Kensington and chelsea3722,9002824,738?
Kent847230,6801,160180,823?
Kingston upon thames6026,0806027,453?
Kirklees10064,72012066,123?
Knowsley2222,2103020,807?
Lambeth8233,0205035,828?
Lancashire423168,310502170,145?
Leeds115113,370134115,993?
Leicester14449,09031051,064?
Leicestershire13599,91013599,522?
Lewisham15638,50024941,441?
Lincolnshire384105,120432105,905?
Liverpool3969,21015468,279?
Luton10932,8009435,123?
Manchester8372,17020977,386?
Medway24743,62037644,413?
Merton9428,74011325,527?
Middlesborough3422,4703422,900?
Milton Keynes?40,51014443,160?
Newcastle upon tyne6640,4108440,971?
Newham9051,47016555,271?
Norfolk130115,610532116,069?
North East Lincolnshire5023,6609423,688?
North Lincolnshire1623,9006823,697?
North Somerset15729,33015529,646?
North Tyneside3030,4203530,213?
North Yorkshire18690,22020889,499?
Northamptonshire62110,610259113,321?
Northumberland4048,1209047,214?
Nottingham12041,69017243,563?
Nottinghamshire508117,090589116,575?
Oldham3441,2807142,018?
Oxfordshire241100,300266105,704?
Peterborough9029,83010132,627?
Plymouth14738,28014338,920?
Poole6719,6406820,071?
Portsmouth5026,69013027,012?
Reading4350,3905021,695?
Redcar and Cleveland4722,1404621,543?
Redbridge6452,39010555,656?
Richmond upon Thames5830,0505732,039?
Rochdale12632,76011832,964?
Rotherham8042,92012242,949?
Rutland67,04047,347?
Salford3333,5503735,557?
Sandwell16551,07014553,237?
Sefton7344,1907543,138?
Sheffield17676,02024977,789?
Shropshire22943,37023343,401?
Slough2623,7704726,592?
Solihul5038,7805139,322?
Somerset24876,43048276,242?
south gloucestershire17040,13017634,000?
South Tyneside3821,3104720,977?
Southampton9228,61016529,861?
Southend2628,1509829,100?
Southwark6741,3307443,749?
St Helens3526,2903526,213?
Staffordshire334123,970378124,187?
Stoke on trent4634,8807435,984?
Stockport5242,4707543,259?
Stockton on tees3931,0506731,341?
Suffolk314105,080342107,313?
Sunderland7841,590754,050?
Surrey776178,750908183,903?
Sutton6033,7108533,600?
Swindon9929,3408830,777?
Tameside3734,6805434,686?
Telford11227,32011027,419?
Thurrock6623,28012025,025?
Torbay7719,0708019,454?
Tower Hamlets8040,24011942,890?
Trafford 38,690 40,171?
Wakefield10853,61013553,521?
Walsall17448,21018448,400?
Wandsworth4539,4706241,003?
Waltham Forrest?39,53013042,654?
Warrington4529,9406531,341?
Warwickshire14480,72024182,427?
west berks6628,2807325,270?
West sussex417114,210433117,593?
Westminster7628,1307221,631?
Wigan10945,14017344,874?
Wiltshire12270,48021071,542?
Windsor and Maidenhead 24,750 25,957?
Wirral5554,0106850,479?
Wokingham3525,9206727,182?
wolverhampton13239,74016840,434?
Worcestershire21884,88022185,055?
York5325,5505726,214?
      
 19,5908,000,91926,0158,061,421 
  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 2009-2010SAO 2010-2011SAO 2011-2012SAOs 2012-2013SAOs 2013-2014s437 (1)SAO details
Barking and dagenham0000 ? 
Barnet1001 <521 
Barnsley0000 0 
Bath and North East Somerset0  0   
Bedford0  0   
Bexley0002 ?SPC
Birmingham0010 1EHEP
Blackburn?10000CDP
Blackpool000000 
Bolton000005 
Bournemouth0000 0 
Bracknell Forest000000 
Bradford0000 0 
Brent000000 
Brighton and Hove0SPC
Bristol2  1  2SAC ,1SPC
Bromley0000 00 
Buckinghamshire0  0   
Bury0000 ? 
Calderdale0000 0 
Camden0  0   
Cambridgeshire000135 SAC
Central Bedfordhshire?0420244m. 2EHE,
Cheshire East000000 
Cheshire west and Chester00011 1EHEP, 1ONGOING
City of London0  0   
Cornwall001001 
Coventry000000 
Croydon000026no info
Cumbria04400?EHEP
Darlington0000 0 
Derby000000 
Derbyshire000511? 
Devon0202492EHEC, 6FC
Doncaster4051 ?4SM, 3EHEP, 1 revoked on medical grounds, 1SPC,
Dorset??????less than 5 is all they will say for all the years
Dudley0  2  2 SAC
Durham595424814EHEP, 11SAC
Ealing000000 
East Riding0000 0 
East Sussex10001 family refused to engage, child went to school, dereg’d again parents engaged.
Enfield000002M
Essex026319511 C 1EHE C P
Gateshead0000 ? 
Gloucestershire000043recent SAOs no action taken yet
Greenwich00010  
Hackney?600481Pr, 2Cwithdrawn, 1EHEP , 1m police,
Halton0000 0 
Hammersmith and fulham00110 EHEpr refused to comply to meet
Hampshire00001?SPC
Haringey0040063SPC, 1SAC
Harrow???00? 
Hartlepool0000 0 
Havering0000 0 
Herefordshire00000refused 
Hertfordshire00000? 
Hillingdon000000 
Hounslow0  1  SPC
Hull0  0   
Isles of Scilly0  0   
Isle of Wight0000 ? 
Islington0  5  C EHE
Kensington and chelsea000013in process SAO served as family refused to meet
Kent0550 5 
Kingston upon thames001002 
Kirklees0000 0 
Knowsley100203 
Lambeth000000 
Lancashire02513275SPC, 2M 1EHEM, 1 now looked after by LA, 2 CME.
Leeds?refused as no records kept
Leicester01053511DLA, 2M, 5SPC, 1 case ongoing to court.
Leicestershire00260272CEHEpr. 1M, 1SPC, 1SAC, 1PrDLA
Lewisham13805394SAC,1CM, 1CEHE, 1Care, 5 not in court yet
Lincolnshire0000221SPC
Liverpool0000 0 
Luton0000 0 
Manchester000000 
Medway0002 2SAC
Merton0  0  2SPC
Middlesborough000000 
Milton Keynes0000 2 
Newcastle upon tyne000008 
Newham00020?2EHEP
Norfolk00000? 
North East Lincolnshire0000 0 
North Lincolnshire000000 
North Somerset0101021SAC, 2SPC
North Tyneside0010 ?SPC
North Yorkshire0000 0 
Northamptonshire0000 0 
Northumberland0000 ? 
Nottingham0010227SAC
Nottinghamshire0100 1SAC
Oldham200002SAC
Oxfordshire0000 4 
Peterborough000000 
Plymouth0  0   
Poole000010SPC
Portsmouth00011?SPC
Reading0000 2no details
Redcar and Cleveland000000 
Redbridge0000 0 
Richmond upon Thames000101SPC
Rochdale00000? 
Rotherham0  3  SPC
Rutland00000  
Salford0  0   
Sandwell00010 SPC
Sefton000103SPC
Sheffield0000 0 
Shropshire0000 10 
Slough000000 
Solihul0000 ? 
Somerset0000   
south gloucestershire1000 2SAC
South Tyneside0000 0 
Southampton0  0   
Southend000000 
Southwark000000 
St Helens000000 
Staffordshire000000 
Stoke on trent00000? 
Stockport000000 
Stockton on tees000000 
Suffolk??04 56SPC , EHEP no numbers for each catergory
Sunderland0000 0 
Surrey005505SPC
Sutton000007 
Swindon0000 0 
Tameside000000 
Telford0000 ? 
Thurrock0550 5 
Torbay000000 
Tower Hamlets0201021SPC
Trafford       
Wakefield000000 
Walsall000000 
Wandsworth0030 81SPC, 2EHE
Waltham Forrest000000 
Warrington0000 2 
Warwickshire001001prEHE then S
west berks00000? 
West sussex000022still in process
Westminster020001EHEP, DLA
Wigan0000 ? 
Wiltshire00120?2SPC, 1 parent employed a tutor.
Windsor and Maidenhead000000 
Wirral333033 
Wokingham0000?0 
wolverhampton0000?0 
Worcestershire0500047refused due to low figures, LA revoked SAO
York00000? 
         
         
         

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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