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Home education - Slough Borough Council

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As a parent, you must make sure your child gets full-time education from the age of five. Most parents send their child to school, but you do have the right to educate your child at home. The options you have are:

  • to teach your child yourself
  • use distance learning
  • use a private tutor
  • an independent school or college or
  • a combination of all of these.

If you decide to educate your child at home you must send a letter to:

  • your child's school
  • our Attendance Service - contact details are below.

In your letter please confirm you:

  • are withdrawing your child from school
  • intend to home educate.

Once your letter has been received your child will be taken off the school roll.

We will then contact you to arrange a convenient time to visit you and your child at home. The purpose of the visit is to offer support and advice. The first visit should be within two months of receipt of your letter. We will then visit once a year.

We do not provide any financial assistance but are able to provide advice.

If you have any queries on this service, please contact the Attendance Service on 01753 787670 or you can email

Letters to inform us of your intention to educate your child at home should be sent to:

Jeannette Walker

Attendance Team Manager

Slough Borough Council

Observatory House

25 Windsor Road, Slough, SL1 2EL

Visit Slough Borough Council website for information on the home education process.

Who to contact

Attendance Service
01753 787670
Slough Borough Council - Home Education


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations