London Borough of Barnet

Online forms: Elective home education - Statement of provision

‘Elective Home Education’ is the term used to describe the educational provision made for children whose parents decide to educate them at home instead of sending them to school. This is different to home tuition provided by a local authority or education provided by a local authority other than at a school.

Children whose parents elect to educate them at home are not registered at mainstream schools, special schools, independent schools, academies, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), colleges, children’s homes with education facilities or education facilities provided by independent fostering agencies. Some parents may choose to engage private tutors or other adults to assist them in providing a suitable education, but there is no requirement for them to do so. Learning may take place in a variety of locations, not just in the family home.

Information for parents who are considering home education is available in the Elective Home Education Information Booklet.

Parents/carers deciding to opt for elective home education complete this form and the Elective Home Education Registration Form, outlining their plans for providing a suitable and efficient education for their child/children.  These should be submitted along with a completed Visit Form, indicating the times most suitable for a monitoring visit.

Barnet Council has responsibility for ensuring that all children of compulsory school age and living in the borough are receiving an efficient full-time education suitable to their age, ability and aptitude, and to any special educational needs they may have.