Data set from Elective home education

Elective home education at any point in the academic year

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The number of children in elective home education (EHE) at any point in the academic year. Includes 2021/22  and 2022/23 academic years only.

Includes the number of starts in EHE, number of returns to education, number of section 437(1) notices issued, number of school attendance orders and school attendance orders revoked

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Elective home education
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of children who started EHE during the year
  • Number of children who started EHE in the year with previous school type academy
  • Number of children who started EHE in the year with previous school type alternative provision
Time period
2021/22 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001England53200xxxxxxxxxxx12274722lowlow121712610019800430039001100200
202223Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North East1820xxxxxxxxxxxlow22657111low14745206201102605010
202223Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North West6260xxxxxxxxxxx125942121low131714310275047036011030
202223Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The Humber4750xxxxxxxxxxx13255412lowlow1210112001980280290100low
202223Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East Midlands5220xxxxxxxxxxx111560221low121611510171029070018010

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 29 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ehe_anytime_full_yearNumber of EHE children at any point during the year
ehe_leaveNumber of EHE children who leave the local authority during the year
ehe_returns_full_yearNumber of EHE children returning to school during the year
ehe_sao_issued_full_yearNumber of school attendance orders issued
ehe_sao_revoked_full_yearNumber of school attendance orders revoked


  1. Local authority response rates to the data collection vary by census date. To account for non-response, national and regional figures have been uprated based on local authority pupil populations. 

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