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Home Education: Coventry

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding he expects to be made available to support home educators in Coventry following the proposals made in the report of the Badman review of secondary education. (311283)

In October 2009, in our response to the Badman Review of Home Education, we published estimates of the overall costs of the monitoring and registration proposals (£21 million first year/£9.7 million ongoing) and for an additional support package for home-educating families (c.£21 million per annum). We have also published estimated costs in an impact assessment for the Children, Schools and Families Bill.

We are currently reviewing the estimated costs following discussion with the Local Government Association and in light of the recommendations rising from the Select Committee Inquiry on Home Education. A revised impact assessment will be issued shortly.

We do not have figures available yet for allocations below national level. We will develop detailed funding methodologies for local authority allocations in line with passage of the Bill and following additional discussions with the Local Government Association and local authorities.