Orkney Islands

Orkney Islands Council website

Home Education Policy & Guidance – Orkney Islands Council (pdf) dated 2004

Excerpt from Pupil Care and Welfare link:

Home Education

Under Scottish law, parents can opt to educate their children at home if they wish. It means parents taking full responsibility for their children’s schooling, but Education Services do monitor the education they are receiving. The Home Education Policy and Guidance – October 2004 is available from the Related Downloads section.  Further information on home education is available from the Scottish Government’s website.

(See Schoolhouse comment below)



Assistant Director (Support for Learners)

Education and Leisure Services

Orkney Islands Council

School Place


Orkney KW15 1NY

Tel: 01856 873535 (ext 2401)

Email: education.recreation@orkney.gov.uk