As a parent you have a legal responsibility to make sure that your child receives an education. Most children in the East Riding attend their local school, but for various reasons a small number of parents decide to take on the responsibility to educate their child outside the school system.
Parents who decide to educate their children at home must be able to show the local authority that the programme of work is helping each child to develop according to his or her age, ability, aptitude and any special needs he or she may have.
The length of time that is considered to be full time education is not specified, but full time education in school means that children spend between 23 and 25 hours on work of some kind each week plus homework. Children attending state schools attend for 38 weeks a year.