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Edinburgh City Council Home Educating Your Child

This updated link was sent to Schoolhouse in June 2014 (see below). It gets off to a bad start with the heading “Apply to home school your child” when no parent needs to ‘apply’ to home school (or, more correctly, home educate). Consent is only required to withdraw a child of school age from a council school which s/he has attended on one occasion or more.  However, it usefully provides a link to the statutory guidance.

Home Education – Policy and Procedures (pdf, dated 2008)



(Only a generic address given in the above document)

Children and Families Department,
Grants, Awards & Placements Section
Waverley Court, Level 1/1
4 East Market Street
Edinburgh EH8 8BG