Recently, a wave of misinformation has flooded the media, and sadly, the halls of power. The LGA has released a report claiming up to 1.1 million children are ‘not in formal education’, implying that there were 1.1 million home educated children. Further, the Chair of the Commons Select Committee on education, Mr. Robert Halfon, made a public statement on Radio 4 without questioning these figures, sparking outrage from those who know the real situation.
As part of Education Otherwise’s mission, we will bring you verifiable, accurate information.
The following report on trends in home education uses Freedom Of Information (FOI) data the government already holds, various other report data, and a thorough explanation as to the true figures and trends in home education during the Covid-19 pandemic era.