Elective Home Education - NCC

Type of service:
Local Government Department
Northamptonshire County Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 1ED
Telephone number:
0300 126 1000
Service description:

Elective Home Education is the term used to describe parents’ decisions to provide education for their children at home instead of sending them to school.

The Local Authority supports the right of parents to educate their child at home and work in partnership with parents to ensure the child receives a suitable education that takes into account their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have.

Parents making the decision to home educate their son or daughter should inform the head teacher of the current school in writing. The school are then required to inform the Local Authority. If the student has never attended school, please inform the Local Authority of this decision to educate at home by emailing ehe-admin@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

Special Educational Needs

All children can be educated at home regardless of any Special Education Needs or disability. If they have an EHC plan then arrangements will need to be made for the annual review.

Further advice for home education for children with an Education Health and Care Plan

These resources were made available from the coronvirus outbreak of 2020.

The National Oak Academy is an online school with lessons and resources for parents and teachers. There are specialist lessons available, and weekly assemblies. Find out more information on The National Oak Academy website.

StarLine is an online resource with home learning advice. They also provide weekly live conversations with guest education and parenting experts on Youtube. More information is available on the StarLine website.

Age range:
5 years - 18 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:30
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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