Advice Centre.

Advice Centre.

In this section, you will find free, expert advice about how to get started with homeschooling. Read on for tips from our education staff and our tutors about how to put a timetable together, make lessons exciting, plus lots of useful information on legal matters and practical advice about teaching the kids at home.

How to Start Homeschooling - Part 1.

This easy-to-follow article provides advice for how to get started with home education in the UK. It's intended for families who do not wish to hire a tutor, but would benefit anyone who is thinking of starting, and takes you through what you need to be thinking about before you begin.

For non-UK homeschooling, please see our international guidance.

Part 1 of the guide covers:

  • Is it legal in the UK?
  • How does it work with exams?
  • Are there any official guidelines that I need to follow?
  • Is it right for me and my family?

Read Part One

Start Homeschooling - Part 2.

Part Two of our guide offers expert, practical advice once you have decided you would like to start homeschooling.

It covers:

  • Do you need teaching experience?
  • Timetabling
  • School holidays
  • Lesson length
  • Mock exams
  • Equipment needed
  • Where to find teaching resources
  • What to teach
  • Teaching tips from our tutors

Read Part Two

Further reading.

“I was remarkably impressed with the service provided and also remarkably impressed with the standard and the calibre of the tutors.”
Mark, parent of a recent GCSE homeschooling pupil