If you intend to home educate and your child is already registered at a school, you are required to deregister that child from school in writing, so that your child’s name can be removed from the school roll. You can re-enrol your child at school at any time and this can be done through our usual admission process.
For further information or advice contact the school attendance service on the number above.
If your child is not registered at a school, please let Portsmouth City Council know in writing that you are intending to home educate.
The council has a responsibility to ensure all children are receiving an adequate education. This means we will discuss your home education plans with you, and may ask you to provide examples of work, or we may wish to make a home visit.
If we feel the arrangements you have made are not satisfactory, you will be given a reasonable period of time to improve the situation. If, after this time, we are still not satisfied with your arrangements, the council may initiate school attendance order proceedings.