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Home Education

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what support a child aged 14 years who is home educated and attends a local college on a part-time basis is entitled to receive towards the cost of course fees. (186174)

We do not provide support towards the cost of course fees for home educated children. Although we encourage local authorities to provide support to home educating families where resources permit, authorities are under no duty to pay the course fees of a home educated child. Parents who elect to educate their child at home must be prepared to assume full financial responsibility.