Sharp rise in home school­ing

Evening Times - - NEWS -

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).

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