Thinking about home educating your child?

You can choose to home educate your child if you can provide an efficient education suited to their age, abilities and aptitudes as laid out in the Scottish Government's Home Education Guidance.

There are many reasons why parents may choose to home educate. These include:

  • a wish to follow a particular educational or ideological philosophy
  • religious or cultural beliefs
  • dissatisfaction with the education system
  • a child's reluctance to go to school
  • a child's problems when at school (e.g. bullying)
  • geographical - due to remoteness or needing mobility for work
  • a wish to deal with a child's additional support needs in a particular way
  • as a short-term intervention for a particular reason.

Charges

There is no cost for seeking consent to withdraw from the school roll.

Further information

We are in the process of updating our policy and information for parents regarding home education in East Lothian. If you have any enquiries about home education for your family setting, please contact us: [email protected] or call 01620 927827 and ask for:

Karen Haspolat: Tranent, Dunbar and Prestonpans and surrounding areas.

Nicholas Trussler: Haddington, Musselburgh and North Berwick and surrounding areas.

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Contacting us

If you want to speak to someone about your case, or you'd like more information about home education please email our team or call 01620 827827 and ask for

Karen Haspolat: Tranent, Dunbar and Prestonpans and surrounding areas.

Nicholas Trussler: Haddington, Musselburgh and North Berwick and surrounding areas.

Parents who are considering home education will be provided with a named contact.