EHE is where parents choose to exercise their legal right to take responsibility for educating their children at home. The law in England allows parents to educate their children at home instead of sending them to school.
The decision to EHE should be taken solely by parents and schools should not seek to influence parents to opt to educate their children at home as a way of avoiding an exclusion or because the child has poor attendance record (S 3.12 EHE guidelines for LAs, DfE guidance 2007, 2013).
It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their child receives an efficient full time education, suitable to age, ability and aptitude, and any special needs s/he may have. Parents of a chid registered at a maintained, academy, free or an independent school, must inform the school formally in writing of their intention to de-register.