Sharp rise in home schooling
GLASGOW has seen a rise of more than 60 per cent in the number of children being home schooled over the last five years, new figures have shown.
There are now 100 students being educated at home in the city, compared to 61 in 2014/15.
The boom compares to a 36 per cent rise across Scotland as a whole.
Children who have been enrolled in a mainstream school must receive permission from the local authority.
Parents must demonstrate that their children would receive an “efficient” education at home.
If a student has never been to school then parents do not need consent.
In general, high numbers of homeschooled students have additional support needs (ASN).