Theory and Methods Home Education in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Theory and Methods Home Education

A Little Bit of Structure

Provides a forum and community for structured and semi structured home educators in the UK.

AHEd - Action for Home Education

An action group of home educators campaigning for the continued freedom of elective home education. Includes background on issues, news, and membership details.

Department for Education: Home Education -

Official DfE pages on home education, providing the elective home education guidelines it has issued to local authorities.

Direct Gov: Educating Your Child at Home

Government page offering basic information about home education.


Provides a gateway to the many and diverse multi-cultural UK home educating communities.

Early Years HE

Yahoo group for home educating families with children aged up to approximately eight.

Eastbourne Home Educators -

A home education resource group offering online resources, details of outings and contacts for information.

Ed Yourself

Provides home education research links, plus analysis of the key areas of elective home education practice and policy in England.

Edinburgh and Beyond Home Education Online Network

Outlines the support and activities available from this group for home educating families in the Edinburgh area.

Education Outside School

Provides information on this home education magazine, including details of the current issue, and how to contribute.

Freedom in Education

Features articles on home education issues and methods, including Montessori and Steinter/Waldorf styles. Also includes an extensive contacts list for individual families.

HE Examinations

Presents a wiki of useful information for home educators about the options for those wishing to take GCSEs, A Levels or other formal exams.

Home Educating Families' Festival

Home educator's camp and festival; provides photographs and FAQ as well as details of the current year's event.

Home Education Advisory Service

Offering leaflets and publications to those getting started with home education, as well as FAQ and forum.

Home Education in the UK

Offers articles and advice on socialisation, home education approaches, legalities and deschooling, as well as information for parents of children wishing to take GCSEs.

Home Education Network -

Social networking site for home educating parents in the UK. Includes community forums, blogs, resources and support.

The Home Education Network UK - THEN UK

Maintains a substantial library of resources, inspiration and advice for home educators around the UK, with details of local groups, news, and a section on special needs.

Home Education Special

Guide to addressing the special educational needs of special children. With articles and a host of helpful resources.

Home Education SW

Established in response to the ever increasing numbers of families, who are choosing to home educate their children in the South West of England. HomeEducationSW

Home Education UK

Features details of a journal and conferences, as well as home education FAQ, articles and support information.

Homeschooling Ideas

UK home educator presents a wealth of ideas, tips and inspirations for homeschooling parents.

Milton Keynes Home Educators Network -

Provides advice and general support to families within the North Bucks areas that are undertaking or considering home education for their children. Includes details of workshops and play sessions.

MuddlePuddle Home Education

Features a variety of early childhood home learning resources, ideas, and links.

Non-School Nottingham

Offers advice to home educating families in Notts, along with event listings and contacts.


Providing online secondary education based around families who educate their children at home. Course details, fees and an online tour.

Otherwise Engaged

Presents details of links and resources of use to home educators, particularly those in the West Midlands and Shropshire.

Oxford Home Schooling

Providing details of home education courses for adults and children with course details, students information and how to apply.

Schoolhouse Home Education Association

National Scottish charity which offers information and support to home educators and those with an interest in home education.

South West Surrey Home Education

Provides a list of regular events and meetings held by this home education support group in Surrey.

Teaching your Child

Information and tips on helping your child improve their numeracy and literacy skills.

Wales Environmental Home Education Camp

Offers FAQ, photographs and video from this annual home education camp between Newcastle Emlyn and Carmarthen.

World-wide Education Service (WES)

Supports homed educators world wide by providing courses, lesson plans, and training related to the English National Curriculum; with details of their services, testimonials, and contacts.

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