This page shows the number of home educated children recorded by local authorities in England between 2005 and 2014. Most of this information was obtained via Freedom of Information requests made on behalf of the author. In some cases this has been supplemented by additional information which is already in the public domain.Prevalence Map
The default setting shows LA numbers from 2005-14 in alphabetical order.
This can be modified by checking "Absolute Scaling" OR checking "Show Only Complete Data" OR unchecking "Show Numbers"; and then clicking "Load" on the yellow bar above the charts. (You will notice the most difference if you check "Absolute Scaling") You can also check different years from 2005 through to 2014, again with all the options as above. As an alternative, the charts can be ordered by year or by range, using the drop down menu "Sort By" at the left hand side of the yellow bar.
NB in 2007, Channel 4 published numbers on home educated children in England Wales and Scotland, alleging "a massive rise in homeschooling" between 2002 and 2007. I have not taken my figures from Channel 4, but from private FOIs. The Channel 4 numbers are no longer available on their website, please contact me for a copy.
Related PagesAnalysis 2013-14 Numbers
2013-14 Numbers Graphs
Home Education Service Funding