If you have made the decision to home school, you do not need to inform the school, but we recommend that you do. The school will then inform Leeds City Council that your child has been removed from their admissions register.
If you are unsure about whether it is the right decision, you could ask for a meeting with the current school or setting to discuss this. We can help you to
prepare for a school meeting.
If your child has SEND but does not have an EHCP, you could consider whether an
Education Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment would before helpful before making a final decision to home educate.
You can contact the Leeds Elective Home Education (EHE) team by calling 0113 378 5028 or emailing EHE@leeds.gov.uk for more information or to discuss your intention to home educate.
If your child has an EHCP and you choose to home school, then this means that Leeds City Council no longer has a legal duty to secure any of the special educational provision that is written in the plan.
You must write to Leeds City Council to let them know of your decision and ask for Section I of the EHCP to be amended to record this.
Leeds City Council will need to review the EHCP at least once every 12 months to make sure that it’s up to date and that any SEND are being met.
If your child attends a specialist school or setting and this was arranged by Leeds City Council, then permission must be obtained before they can be removed from the admission register.
You can contact the SENSAP team by calling 0113 3785 256 or by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your intention to home educate.