Home Education & the Law in Scotland

National home education guidance

Revised statutory guidance on home education was issued by the Scottish Government in January 2008 and sets out the respective roles and responsibilities of parents, children and education authorities.

Read the Scottish Home Education Guidance online

Download the Scottish Home Education Guidance 

For further information, contact:

Scottish Government Education Directorate
Educational Options Team,
Victoria Quay,
Edinburgh EH6 6QQ
Tel: 0131 556 8400
Email: ceu@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Website: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Local policies

Since information about home education is often well concealed or non existent on council websites, Schoolhouse has created a page  for each of the 32 local authorities in Scotland so that home educators can more easily access local policies, relevant information for parents and named contacts. Local Authority policies are required to adhere to the national guidance.

Scottish Local Authority Contacts