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 academic year 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 EHE children at any point during the year
  • Number of EHE children returning to school during the year
  • Number of children who started EHE during the year
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001England444001163001970038001300300
202122Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North East165038906601503010
202122Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North West4720127402170490300190
202122Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The Humber4170107902080460150low
202122Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East Midlands393010070142040011020

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ehe_anytime_full_yearNumber of EHE children at any point 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
ehe_section_437_full_yearNumber of section 437(1) notices issued


  1. Data was received from 93% of local authorities in the Autumn term, 95% in the Spring term and 97% in the Summer term. To account for non-response, national figures have been uprated based on local authority pupil populations.

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