Elective home education

WG Elective home education grant

Elective home education is a term used when parents educate their child at home instead of in school.

In Wales and the rest of the UK, although education is compulsory, going to school is not.

Read about elective home education in Wales (pdf)

Local authorities have no legal responsibility or obligation to fund parents who choose to home educate.

Parents who choose to educate their children at home must be prepared to provide and pay for books, all other materials and the cost of any public exams and course fees. 

Privacy notice - Elective home education (pdf)