How to de-register a child from school (England and Wales)

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Julienoshoes Mon 25-Feb-08 18:19:42

A thread for bumping up, for information, so we don't have to keep repeating ourselves.

You'll find a sample de-registration letter (England and Wales) and other information about the realities and legalities of home education on the Education Otherwise and Home Education UKwebsites.

It is recommended that you get a receipt for the letter.

You are not obliged to have any further contact with the school once they have received this letter.
You are not obliged to contact the LA yourself at all, that is the school's responsibility.

Note that if you were already being pursued for truancy, that offence still stands but your child cannot be a truant if they are not a registered pupil. If you are providing an education under s7 of the Education Act 1996 by the time it gets to court, you may be fined for the earlier truancy but it seems unlikely a court would order a parent to prison.

For information about home education in Scotland contact Schoolhouse

julienoshoes Mon 28-Oct-13 17:57:54


julienoshoes Sat 07-Dec-13 20:45:05

bump for newbies

julienoshoes Wed 26-Feb-14 15:18:41


IncognitoErgoSum Fri 11-Apr-14 08:23:44


Saracen Fri 18-Apr-14 03:33:55


bobbysgirlfirst Thu 25-Sep-14 21:51:31


Snowfire Tue 25-Nov-14 18:23:02


maxybrown Tue 06-Jan-15 20:30:45

when you send your de registration letter do you give a date of when they will leave school? Can it essentially be when you say? Thank you smile

Saracen Tue 06-Jan-15 22:56:05

Yes, you can choose the date, and it can be whenever you want. In the deregistration letter, it would be a good idea to tell the school when your child's last day at school will be. Or if your child isn't coming back, say "with immediate effect".

Phaedra11 Thu 15-Jan-15 18:56:33

Thank you. Very helpful.

Phaedra11 Wed 08-Apr-15 20:21:54


ommmward Mon 07-Sep-15 19:21:38


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