Most people choose to send their children to school to be educated, but you are legally entitled to educate your child at home.
You don't have to be a teacher, operate to a timetable or follow the national curriculum (although you're perfectly at liberty to do so if you wish).
If your child has never been to school or you are new to the area you don't have to tell us.
If your child is registered at school you will need to send a letter to the head teacher informing them that you wish to educate your child at home. We will then contact you to and ask for some basic information.
If you would like to talk to one of our Elective Home Education (EHE) support workers about your decision to home educate or you would like any further support and advice about any information on this site please contact us.
We have recently reviewed the Lancashire procedures and associated paperwork relating to Elective Home Education and we are now looking at other ways to improve how we communicate with, and work with home educators and are keen to develop a process for future discussions and consultation. If you would like to become part of this informal consultation network please contact us.
Careers information briefing sessions
Lancashire Elective Home Education is running a series of briefing sessions aimed at providing children between the ages of 13 -16 with careers information and guidance. We have purchased access to Lancashire Interactive, a package of on line resources and applications to help children explore their interests and aptitudes, matching these to future careers and jobs.
This is available for children aged 13-16, who are resident in Lancashire and who are registered with the Local Authority as home educated. Download the flyer for more information.