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.
Read our guide to home education in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to find out about local requirements and the legalities of home education, then write a home education philosophy, decide how you're going to track your home-educated child's progress and investigate home education groups near you.
You can also share the first-person experiences of UK home educators who choose home education.
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.
Brilliant child-friendly museums for UK home educators
Bring home learning to life with a visit to one of the UK's best museums. Packed with opportunities to get hands-on with the exhibits, dress up, try some experiments and more, these venues come highly recommended by the most rigorous of critics: parents and children. You can also prepare for your visit by downloading the educational resources the museums provide, or joining special home-educator sessions.
- Mary Rose, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
- The Foundling Museum
- York Castle Museum
- The Geffrye Museum of the Home
- Manchester Museum
- Museum of Liverpool
- Look Out Discovery Centre
- DIG, York
- World Museum, Liverpool
- York's Chocolate Story
- Discover Children's Story Centre
- Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
- The Cartoon Museum, London
- SEA LIFE, Brighton
- W5, Belfast
- Titanic Belfast
- Warwick Castle
- Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds
- Arundel Castle, West Sussex
- The Cutty Sark, Greenwich
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
- Florence Nightingale Museum
- Dover Castle
- Old Operating Theatre
- Globe Theatre
- Churchill War Rooms
- Down House
- Cambridge Museum of Technology
- KidZania London
- Dickens Museum
- National Space Centre, Leicester
- Howletts Wild Animal Park, Kent
- Science Museum, London