The number of children being homeschooled has risen by about 40% over three years, the BBC has found. Across the UK 48,000 children were being home-educated in 2016-17, up from about 34,000 in 2014-15.
The current homeschooling laws have created a “hidden population” of children which is impossible to monitor, officials in Glasgow have warned. Under the current law, parents are not required to register their children for homeschooling.
A YOUNG MATH whiz who excelled at A-level in the subject last year has now been accepted to pursue a university course. Speaking exclusively to The Voice last year, the two proud parents of Esther Okade, from Walsall, West Midlands, shared their joy when their daughter passed the exam – usually sat by 18-year-olds – with an incredible B grade.