Elective Home Education


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Please contact Connexions to discuss  01924 371579 or see the attached document to contact us via Facebook, email, Instagram, Twitter or web page

Due to the Covid 19 outbreak the EHE team are currently working from home and are contactable by email or phone in office hours, details below –


ccater@wakefield.gov.uk – mobile 07500064092 

lkerton@wakefield.gov.uk – mobile 07917593577

To ensure your safety and ours all EHE reviews will now be carried out either by phone, email, written report or skype and we would be grateful if you could ensure your contact details are up to date. 

For year 10 students we are currently waiting for clarification on the Early College transfer arrangements for Sept 20 but expect the applications to be online in the next few weeks, this website will be updated once applications are live. 

Kind regards

Clare and Lindsay

This information is for parents who have chosen to educate their child at home or are considering doing so. The Education Welfare Service is able to support parents considering home education, offering advice and guidance as appropriate.

If a parent chooses to educate their child at home from the start of compulsory education we recommend that they inform the local authority and register by using the administration form in the Wakefield Guide for Parents.  

If the child is currently on roll at a school, the parent must formally withdraw their child from their school place by putting this in writing to the head teacher. The school has a responsibility to send this letter to the Welfare Service. 

Parents are advised to discuss the implications of home education before formally withdrawing their child. Children who have an EHCP can also be educated at home but if your child attends a special school you need the permission of the local authority before they can be removed from the school roll.

Please note: Parents are encouraged to make an informed decision before choosing Elective Home Education. When parents elect to educate their child at home, they assume financial responsibility for their child's education.

Parents must ensure that the child receives a full time suitable education and this requires a great deal of commitment. 

Our Elective Home Education: A Guide for Parents and Carers in the Wakefield Area booklet  includes an administration form which you should complete and send to the Education Welfare Service if you decide to educate at home.

Although home educators are not legally required to follow the national curriculum we recommend that they are aware of its contents.


Next Steps in Education:

For year 10 students there are a limited number of places for EHE students to take up an Early College transfer at Wakefield College, they have a range of vocational subjects available and the opportunity to do English and Maths qualifications alongside. You will need to have been registered as EHE for at least 6 months previously.

If you would like to apply the application forms are available to download below, please send your application direct to the College.   

School Link Application - EHE

Medical Disclosure and Parental Consent

Elected Home Educated Letter 2019-20

Post 16 Options:

Wakefield College are now taking online applications from Year 11's for September 2020


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You can email - connexions.wakefield@prospects.co.uk  or call on 01924 371579.

The Employment Hub offers Careers Advice, support with CV writing and Interview Practice and more,  email on employmenthub@wakefield.gov.uk or call on 01924 302057

Or if you are looking for an apprenticeship  try https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Useful links:

Coronavirus (COVID 19): list of online education resources for home education

Elective Home Education: A Guide for Parents and Carers in the Wakefield Area

Wakefield EHE Policy

Elective Home Education Departmental guidance for local authorities April 2019

Elective Home Education Departmental guidance for parents April 2019

Following significant numbers of requests for advice being received from parents of school children who are currently at home due to the Corona virus, Education Otherwise has produced a guidance document for those families. This addresses the concerns that parents have expressed to us.


Contact us

Education Welfare Service

Second Floor, Block C
Normanton Town Hall
High Street

01924 307451