Elective Home Education (EHE)

About our Service

All children of compulsory school age have a right to an education; however this does not have to take place in school. In England, the responsibility for a child’s education rests with their parents and they can choose to educate their children other than at school. Parents who choose to educate their children at home must be prepared to assume full financial responsibility, including the costs of any public examinations.

On this page you will find all the necessary information about Elective Home Education, however if you are thinking about home education (home schooling), or are already educating your child at home, please get in touch before you make a final decision.

We provide a range of information, drop in sessions and network events for home educating families.

Who to contact

0161 911 8624 0161 911 8624
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Useful links:

Virtual Mental Wealth Hub - VMWH

Year 11 Elective Home Education Exit Survey - As part of our ongoing dedication to providing our residents with the best education possible we would like to hear your experiences of elective home education.

Trafford Educational Psychology Services – Facebook – Using psychology to promote inclusion and wellbeing and improve the educational outcomes for children and young people aged 0-25.  Offering parental drop ins and information events that are easily booked and accessed via Facebook live.

School Admissions – Council information relating to school admissions, applications, appeals and Ofsted reports

DfE Guidance for Parents

DfE Guidance for Local Authorities

Trafford Family Information Service – Providing information and advice on childcare, activities, SEND Local offer and sognposting to other local services

Connexions – provides advice, information, guidance, support and personal development for all 13 to 19 year olds in Trafford (up to 25 years old for disabled young people).

Trafford Youth Cabinet – Make the voice of young people heard loud and clear in Trafford

ESafety – Information about keeping safe online

Trafford SENDIASS (SEND Information, Advice and Support Service) – Provides free, impartial and confidential information and support on matters relating to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) including concerns relating to health and social care

Kooth – Kooth is an online counselling, advice and mental health support service for young people in Trafford aged 11-18

Trafford Music Service – Provides instrumental tuition for children from Reception through to Year 14

Trafford School Nurses - The Trafford School Nursing Service aims to promote the health of the school-aged child.

Where to go

Sale Waterside
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Who is it for?

  • 5-16



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Contacting us is free



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