Access and Inclusion

Elective home education: information for professionals

Parents are legally required to ensure that their children receive a suitable education. Some parents choose to carry out this responsibility by opting to educate their children at home. This option is known as elective home education (EHE).

If a parent or carer of a child in your school or area decides to home educate, you must complete a referral form and attach a copy of the de-registration letter before removing the child from the school roll.

Notify us of a child being educated at home

As a professional working with children, you must notify us if you're aware of a child who will receive (or is receiving) home education.

If you work in a Central Bedfordshire school

This includes notification of removing the child from the school roll.

Refer child for home education within Central Bedfordshire >> 

If you don't work in a Central Bedfordshire school

Use this option if:

  • the child attends school in Central Bedfordshire
  • you don't work in a school (e.g. a doctor or social worker)

Refer child for home education for other counties >>

Documents

EHE procedures

Home education guidance for local authorities (GOV.UK)