Mainstream schools in England and Wales Deregistering-your-child-choosing to home educate.How to deregister your child from school.
Deregistering your child.
You MUST send a letter to the school, telling them that you no longer need your child’s school place (see sample letters) because you are taking responsibility for your child’s education by Home Educating. Deregistering-your-child-choosing to home educate.How to deregister your child from school.
You are not obliged to give any notice to the school.
Once you have sent the deregistration letter, your legal duty is complete. Deregistering-your-child-choosing to home educate.
The school MUST remove the child’s name immediately.
The school will pass your details to the EHE team at the LA.
Sometimes schools do not understand Home Education and may try to convince you it is a bad idea. Some may say things like it will be detrimental to the child, or that it is illegal. Please feel confident that it is legal and in most cases it will not harm your child’s development.
This is the same process even if the child has an EHCP in mainstream school.
You do not need to inform anyone if you decide not to enrol your child into school.
When your child or children are due to start and/or has already enrolled in Nursery or Reception, you must inform the school.
If your child is under 5 years old you can just inform the school you no longer require the place.
If your child attends a fee paying school you do not have to deregister. You do however, have to inform the school of the date and when your child will stop attending. (Make sure you are in-line with any contract/agreement you have agreed with regards to fees).
If the school refuse to remove your child’s name, then they are breaking the law. You have fulfilled your legal duty by sending the deregistration letter, but if you wish to, you can send a letter in (see samples) explaining the law to them.