Elective home education guidance for parents

These guidance notes are intended to help parents who have decided to, or who are considering, educating their child at home, rather than at school. The education of a child at home is a great responsibility for a family. It demands a serious commitment of time, patience and energy. This information should make clear the current legislation, together with Surrey Children's Service's policies and ways of working. We hope the questions and answers will clarify the situation and help you reach the best decision for your child.

Before you decide

If you decide to educate your child at home