Local Home Education Groups
In most areas of the country you will find a home education support group which has local meetings, often combined with an internet support list.
Simply click on the flag to find the web address of the group and then copy and paste the address into your browser.
If you would like your group to be listed on this page, please get in touch using the Contact Form
The map mainly shows groups in England as this website focuses on home education in England. However, we will be happy to list more groups in Wales if you send in the details.
The groups are listed below (by county but not in strict alphabetical order) so that you can check whether or not your group is already on the map.
The latest group added was Paulton, near Bath on April 29th 2013.
To see if a particular area has a group, either click on the map or type CTRL F to bring up the search box for "find on this page" and then search by group name, by town or by county.
Click here to see a map of all local authorities in England and the number of home educated children known in each area. For a pie chart showing the different proportions, please click here Children who have never been to school may not be included in the figures released by local authorities.
List of Groups1.BedHed, Bedfordshire
2.Berkshire Home Educators
3.Heroes Flexi School, Berkshire
4.High Wycombe Home Educators, Buckinghamshire
5.Home Education Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
6.South Buckinghamshire Home Educators
7.Milton Keynes Christian Home Education, Buckinghamshire
9.Cambridge Home Educating Community, Cambridgeshire
9.East Anglian Home Ed Network, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex
10.Mid Cheshire Home Educators
11.South Cheshire and North Staffs Home Educators Activity Group SCANS-HEAG, Cheshire and Staffordshire
12.Cornwall Home Educators
13.Home Education in Cumbria
14.Derby Home Educators, Derbyshire
17.Notts_Sheep-Special, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
18.East Midlands Home Education EMHE, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland
19.HE-ED Home Educators East Dorset
20.County Durham Home Ed
21.Education At Home, Tyne and Wear
22.Tees Valley Home Education
23.Adventures with Education (Clapton), Hackney, North London
24. 25.Southend Home Education, Essex
26.Home Education Birmingham, West Midlands
27.Haringey Home Educators Club, North London
28.FareGos Fareham/Gosport, Hampshire
29.South West Surrey Home Education
30.UK Home Educators (Kent)
31.North London Home Education
32.Home Educators Norfolk (HENs)
33.Northants Home Ed, Northamptonshire
34.Oxfordshire Home Educators
35.Otherwise Engaged (Shropshire)
36.Shropshire Home Education
37.Glastonbury Home Education, Somerset
38.Home Education Centre Chard, Somerset
39.Bath Home Education, Avon
40.Isle of Wight Learning Zone
41.North Hampshire Home Education
42.Portsmouth Home Education, Hampshire
43.SEEDs Southampton Home Ed, Hampshire
44.FLAGS, Kent, Sussex, Surrey
45.South Hants Home Education, Hampshire
46.Hertfordshire Home Educators
47.South East Home Educators, Kent, Sussex
48.Kent and London Home Educators
50.HEDGE (Hastings/St Leonards), East Sussex
51.Shinies (Eastbourne Home Educators), East Sussex
52.Home Education Network of Shepway, Kent (inactive link, awaiting update)
53.Wealden Home Educators Network, East Sussex
54.Brighton and Hove Home Educators, Sussex
55.Worcestershire Home Educators Network
56.NYHEC North Yorkshire Home Educators covering Guisborough, Harrogate, Northallerton, Richmond, Scarborough, York
57.SYHEC South Yorkshire Home Educators, covering Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham.
58.WYHEC West Yorkshire Home Educators, covering Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield
59.Gloucester Home Ed, Gloucestershire
60.Teignbridge Home Education Group, Devon
61.Activeo, West Sussex and Hampshire
62.Wrexham and Surrounds Home Education Group
63.Fron Home Education Group, Clywd, Wales
64.Lincolnshire Home Education Group
65.York Home Education Group, Yorkshire
66.Home Education South West (Somerset, Devon and Dorset)
With links to groups in Chard, Yeovil, Bristol, Glastonbury
Exmoor, Taunton, Ham Hill, Wellington, Wells and Mendip, North Somerset
Barnstable, East Devon, Tamar Valley, Dart Valley South Devon, Teignbridge and Torbay
Exeter, North Dorset, East Dorset, Bournemouth, West Dorset, Beaminster, Poole
67.Taunton Home Education Group, Devon.
68.HELM Home Education Yahoo Group, Birmingham and West Midlands
69.Bristol Home Education Group
70.New Addington and Croydon Group (launched October 2011)Greater London/Surrey
71.Cambridge Home Educators Website
72.South Devon Home Education Group (Totnes)
73.HENNEY (Home Education Network North East Yorkshire)covering Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington, Whitby, and surrounding villages.
74.Tunbridge Wells Home Education Teen group, Kent.
75.Isle of Wight Yahoo Group
76.Isle of Wight Facebook Group.
77.West Norfolk Yahoo Group, monthly meetings near Kings Lynn Norfolk
78.Tyne and Wear Home Education Group
79.Madcow, Manchester Home Education Group
81.Free Range Education, Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire
82.New Foundations, Cardiff, South Wales
83.Moonfruit Alternative Education, Bristol
86.Creative Learning and Support, Bangor, North Wales
87.Berkshire Home Education
88.West Berkshire Facebook Group
89.Reading Facebook Group
90.Doncaster, South Yorkshire Group
91.Forest Row Facebook Group, Sussex
92.Paulton near Bath, Somerset