Education Other Than at School
The two main reasons children receive an education outside the mainstream school system
There are two main reasons why a child may not be educated in an educational setting – e.g. Mainstream school, Special School, Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), privately funded education, etc.
In West Berkshire, we define these as follows:
Home Education Service:
If your child is not able to attend his or her educational placement because of health needs (e.g. an extended hospital stay, severe and complex medical conditions, etc.) you may be entitled to support from West Berkshire’s Home Education Service. To find out more, please click on the links on this page.
Elective Home Education:
You have the right to educate your child outside the school system if you so wish. to find out more about this option, please click on the "Elective Home Education" link.