Elective Home Education

Elective Home Education

Welcome to the Devon Elective Home Education Service. Our website provides information for parents and carers who are  considering educating their child(ren) at home; as well as on-going support for existing home educators.
If you require any further information or advice about home education please contact us. The EHE team would be pleased to provide any advice and support you may need.

2022 Year 8 HPV Vaccinations

2022 Year 8 HPV Vaccinations

The Devon Immunisation Team are now inviting Year 8 aged children (date of birth 1st September 2008 – 31st August 2009) to consent and book for the HPV vaccination. Children outside of this age range may still be eligible and parents are able to contact us on 0300 247 0082 to discuss further.

This is currently a two-dose course that is recommended to be started in the academic year 8 (after the child’s 12th birthday). There needs to be a minimum of 6 months between the first and second dose.

If you would like your child to receive this vaccine, please complete the link below putting in ‘home educated where it asks for school.


Once you have done this, please contact the team after 31st March 2022 on 0300 247 0082, when we will be able to book your child into a clinic appointment.

If you have an older child that has not received this vaccine and you would like them to, please contact us on the number above as the process may be slightly different for them.

Exeter University - Electively Home Educated Students in Higher Education Project

Electively Home Educated Students in Higher Education Project

Exeter University recognise the importance of supporting home-educated young people to access their courses and secure a place at university. They would like to know about the experiences of home-educated young people who have applied, or have considered applying, to university.

Can you tell them about any challenges you have faced, any ways in which the process of application is easy or difficult to navigate? What has encouraged you or put you off applying to university? Has any organisation or individual been supportive, or presented a barrier to your plans?

The aim of this study is to share the real experiences of home-educated young people with the University of Exeter admissions department, and to review the application process in light of these experiences. The project is run jointly by the University of Exeter Centre for Social Mobility and Graduate School of Education.

Are you a student aged between 16 and 20, currently or recently educated at home and with an aspiration to attend university? If so, they would like to hear from you. Please use this link to let Lou Graham know your interest in the project.

They would also like to hear from university students who were home educated. Please get in touch with Lou Graham at l.a.graham@exeter.ac.uk if you have any queries/questions or need further information.

Thank you for supporting the Electively Home Educated Students in Higher Education project.

UCL Elective Home Education Study Recruitment - Parents of 5 to 15 year old autistic children and/or children with a learning disability

UCL Elective Home Education Study Recruitment

UCL are currently recruiting parents of 5 to 15 year-old autistic children and/or children with a learning disability who are home educated to investigate the experience of Elective Home Education.

The study looks at the arrangements parents have in place for their children’s home education, how satisfied they are, and, if they recently switched to home education and the reasons why. The study is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The survey is entirely anonymous and takes around 10-15 minutes to complete. It was co-produced with parent advisors.

Please complete the survey by clicking here.

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