Home Tuition

If a pupil is unable to return to their home school and they are likely to miss school for three weeks or more due to medical reasons, a request can be made for alternative provision, possibly in the form of home tuition.

Parents/carers or the home school will need to contact the Education Department at the Local Authority in which the pupil lives as soon as possible, to make the arrangements. Documentation from the hospital medical staff may be required to support your request for home tuition.

'If the pupil's absence is expected to be for more than 15 days then the local authority is under a duty to ensure that the child receives as normal an education as possible while he or she is absent. The local authority must start arranging the education from the first day that the school has notice of the length of absence.' (DfE,2013)

Useful Documents

Department for Education - Ensuring a good education for children who cannot attend school because of health needs.

Department for Education - Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions