Skip to main content

Home education

Home education in the UK

If you've decided that home education is right for you and your family you'll need information and advice to help you organise your curriculum and schedule. 

Make home education work for you and your child 

In this page, you’ll find useful guides on home education in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and find out about local requirements and the legalities of home education. Our Home Education Planning Pack will aid you on how to write a home education philosophy, and how to track and measure your home-educated child's progress.

Find out more about how to structure a day of home schooling, home-educating siblings of different ages or home educating a child with special educational needs and boost your confidence as a home educator with expert tips. You can also share the first-person experiences of UK home educators who choose at home learning.


Home education child doing maths
Home education in England: the facts
What does the English law say about your right to home educate your child? We explain the legalities and practicalities of getting started with home education in England.
50 of the best virtual trips and educational experiences for families
50 of the best virtual trips and educational experiences for families
In this day and age, we may be spending more time indoors but thanks to our laptops and devices we can let the world come to us instead – take a trip round Frida Kahlo’s kitchen, share some chocolate cake with Michael Rosen and journey to the International Space Station with our pick of 50 of the best virtual trips and educational experiences. By Hetty Walton
Home educating children of different ages
Home educating children of different ages
Many families home educate more than one child. If you're thinking of doing the same for your family, we have parents' tips on how to make it work.
Also see:

Key home learning skills for every year group

We've asked our teacher contributors (who are also parents!) to highlight the key skills to focus on:

Struggling to get your own work done whilst home schooling? We have 11 top tips for combining home education with working from home.

Home education planning pack

Get your home education journey off to a confident start: find out how to set up your own curriculum, how to write an educational philosophy, how to measure progress and evidence learning, how to keep a learning journal and how to use an academic diary in TheSchoolRun's Home education planning pack (available to subscribers only).

Templates and examples of documents are provided, as well as lots of information and tips from an experienced UK home educator.


daily resource programme

Daily learning programme

Are you looking for daily inspiration to encourage your child’s love of learning? Do you want to develop their knowledge and skills with a structured programme of activities?

Introducing TheSchoolRun’s daily learning programme, suitable for parents of children aged 3-11 (equivalent to school years Nursery to Year 6).

Sign up for the programme and each weekday we’ll send you a bite-size email with easy-to-use ideas and resources to support your child's learning at home.

The programme runs for 6 months and is perfect for parents who have taken their children out of school for a period, those who are setting out on the home education journey or just parents who want daily activities to boost their child’s learning.

Targeted by age/school year, the programme includes a range of activities such as:

- English, maths or science worksheets to download and print.

- Interactive maths tutorials – our digital teacher will explain the method, show you examples and then give you a chance to practise what you've learned.

- Topic-themed learning packs and workbooks to explore.

- Fun activities and games you can do at home to keep your child busy

Sign up for a FREE trial today!