Local groups for home educators

The local groups for home educators listed below have sites, pages or groups which give support in the area, details of any meetings, and general information. Note that many of the Facebook or Yahoogroups pages may require membership; this should be straightforward, and is intended to filter out advertisers, LEAs and those who do not have a genuine interest in home education.

Groups are listed alphabetically by traditional county within England, followed by a few links for Welsh home educators, and the national sites for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Note that some groups cover more than one county. Please let me know if you have a relevant site or web-page which would like included, or if any of the links don’t work.

If you cannot find anything relevant in the list, you might like to join one of the general UK home education mailing lists which have members all over the UK. These have links on my mailing list page.

England

Bath
Bath home educators
mailing list for those in Bath and NE Somerset
Bath home educators
on Facebook

Bedfordshire
Bedford home educators Facebook group

Berkshire
Heroes
home education club
Berkshire mailing list on yahoogroups
Berkshire and adjoining counties yahoogroup
Berkshire home educators on Facebook
Home educators in Reading

Bristol
Bristol home educators’ co-op yahoogroup
Bristol home education Facebook page

Buckinghamshire
Home educators in Milton Keynes
South Buckinghamshire yahoogroup

Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire home education website
Cambridge home educating families contact page

Cheshire
Mid Cheshire home educators yahoogroup

Cornwall
Cornwall home educators Facebook page
Cornwall home educators yahoogroup

Cumbria
West Cumbria home education Facebook group
West Cumbria home education website

Derbyshire
Derby home educators yahoogroup
Buxton area home educators yahoogroup

Devon
Devon home education yahoogroup for the whole county
East Devon home educators
yahoogroup for those in Exeter and surrounding areas
South Devon home education for local groups, workshops and forums
Teignbridge and Torbay home educators’ site
Home education Exeter site
Plymouth home ed yahoogroup
Christian home educators in Devon yahoogroup
North Devon Christian home educators Facebook page, covering Exmoor and Taunton

Dorset
North Dorset home educators’ site
West Dorset home education yahoogroup
Home educators of North Dorset yahoogroup
Weymouth home educators yahoogroup
Bournemouth and Poole home educators yahoogroup

Durham
Durham home education yahoogroup, for Durham City, Darlington, Wear Valley and surrounding areas
Tees Valley home educators yahoogroup
County Durham home education yahoogroup

East Anglia
EAHEN – East Anglian Home Ed Network yahoogroup

Essex
Southend Home Education yahoogroup for Southend and surrounding areas

Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire home educators
Home education in Gloucestershire site

Hampshire
Fareham and Gosport education at home yahoogroup (Christian ethos, but all are welcome)
Hampshire and West Sussex for Chichester, Bognor Regis, Havant, Portsmouth or Petersfield
Free Range and home educated bees of West Hampshire yahoogroup
South Hampshire home educators yahoogroup
Portsmouth home education yahoogroup
SEEDS – Southampton home ed yahoogroup

Hertfordshire
Herts home educators yahoogroup
Watford home educators Facebook group

Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight Learning Zone support group on the Isle of Wight.
IW Home Ed yahoogroup mailing list
IW Home Ed Facebook group

Jersey
Home education Jersey website

Kent
Home educating in Edenbridge – FLAGS site for families in this area
Kent and London home educators yahoogroup

Lancashire
Lancashire home educators yahoogroup
Bolton home educators yahoogroup

Lincolnshire
Home education Lincolnshire yahoogroup
Liverpool home educators yahoogroup for Merseyside area

London
London (South) and Surrey yahoogroup
South London home educators’ hub
London parents who plan to home educate (Facebook group)
North London home educators yahoogroup

Manchester
Greater Manchester home educators
Facebook group
Home education Greater Manchester Facebook group

Midlands
Home education Birmingham Facebook group
HELM home educators of West Midlands yahoogroup
Non-School Nottingham for the Nottingham area
East Midlands home education yahoogroup

Norfolk
Norfolk home ed – site with information for all home educators in Norfolk
West Norfolk yahoogroup for Kings Lynn and surrounding areas
Home education Norfolk yahoogroup
North East England – a Christian mailing list for those in the North East

Northamptonshire
Northants home educators site

Nottinghamshire
Non-School Nottingham home educators information
Nottingham home educators with special needs yahoogroup

Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire home educators yahoogroup

Portsmouth
Portsmouth home educators yahoogroup

Shropshire
Home Education in Shropshire – for Shropshire and West Midlands
Shropshire home educators yahoogroup

Somerset
Somerset home education centre for Somerset, Dorset and Devon areas
Taunton home education
Glastonbury home educators yahoogroup
Exmoor home educators Facebook page

Staffordshire
Home educators in Staffordshire.

Suffolk
Suffolk home education activities yahoogroup

Surrey
North East Surrey Home Educators Learning Project (Yahoogroup)
Surrey home ed yahoogroup for home educators willing to work with the LEA.
HELP – Home Educators Learning Project
South West Surrey home education – with details of local groups in Farnham and Godalming, etc
Leatherhead home education group Facebook page

Sussex
Brighton and Hove home education site
Brighton and Hove home educators mailing list (Yahoogroups)
Forest Row home educators Facebook group
Wealden home educators yahoogroup

Tyne and Wear
Home Educators of Tyne and Wear yahoogroup
Education at home – Tyne and Wear yahoogroup for all flavours of home educators

Wiltshire
Home educators in North Wiltshire yahoogroup
Stonehenge home educators yahoogroup

Worcestershire
Worcestershire Home Educators site
Worcestershire home ed yahoogroup

Yorkshire
Home Education in Doncaster
North Yorkshire yahoogroup list.
North-East Yorkshire yahoogroup
West Yorkshire home education – yahoogroup
West Yorkshire home education and learning site
South Yorkshire home ed yahoogroup
York district home educators yahoogroup

Wales

South Wales home educators yahoogroup
Zone Seven (formerly WiseUp) for home educators in Port Talbot
Cardiff home education group page; they also have a Cardiff home education group’s Facebook page
Cardiff home education family forum – events and useful information for all in the region
New Foundations home education – for Cardiff and surrounding areas
Wrexham and surrounds home ed yahoogroup
Froncysyllte home ed yahoogroup
North Wales – Facebook group for home educating families in North Wales

Scotland and Northern Ireland

Schoolhouse Scotland – local groups in Scotland, and the Scottish law on home ed

Northern Ireland – legal information and a contact
HEdNI mailing list – yahoogroups discussion list for Northern Ireland