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About Education Otherwise

From a modest start made by a small group of parents in 1977, Education Otherwise (EO) has grown to become a well respected and vibrant registered charity, supporting and providing information to home educating families in England and Wales.

Our name comes from the Education Act, which states that parents are responsible for their children's education, ‘either by regular attendance at school or otherwise’ and we work to raise public awareness of the fact that education is compulsory, but school is not.

Our aim is to support and promote parents’ rights to provide their children with the best education for each of them, as individuals.


With your support we can provide help and advice for home educating families and children.

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Support us and get perks by becoming a paid up member of Education Otherwise.


“Working tirelessly to support home education now and into the future.”