Elective home education
Most parents choose to send their child to school, but you do have the right to educate your child at home.
What the law says
The law states that as a parent you must ensure your child receives a full-time education from the age of five.
You must ensure your child receives education that is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any other special needs they have.
This can be done through regular attendance at school or through electing to educate them at home.
We respect your right to choose to educate your child at home, rather than have them attend a school.
We believe in working in partnership with you and offer advice and guidance through our 'Derbyshire Approach to Elective Home Education'. You can find a this in the related documents section of this web page.
There are opportunities to learn outside at mills, former railways, parks, grounds around museums and other buildings in Derbyshire. There are some ideas, resources and activities available in our learning outside the classroom pages.
Our careers advisers provide free, up-to-date careers information, advice and guidance to teenagers - and older for people with learning difficulties or disabilities.
For home educated young people, this is available from our Connexions (opens in a new window) centres. Please check the Connexions contact us section (opens in a new window) for details of centre opening times and locations.
If you have any questions about elective home education please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)
The following documents are in Word format. You can download software to view Word documents for free from the Word viewer page (opens in a new window) of the Microsoft website.
- Derbyshire approach to elective home education (914KB)
- Pupil de-registration from the school roll for the purpose of elective home education form (37KB)
- Privacy Notice - elective home education (37KB)
- Exclusion Confusion (320KB)
- Derby and Derbyshire Parent Partnership Service (279KB)
Also on our website
- Home tuition
- Countryside events 2013
- Children's Centres
- Privacy Notices
- Reach magazine
- Raising the Participation Age
- Derbyshire Skills Festival
- Adult Community Education
Information on other websites
Find out more about educating your child at home (opens in a new window) on the Directgov website.
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TooDoo (opens in a new window)