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.


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

Bedford home educators Facebook group

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

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

Home educators in Milton Keynes
South Buckinghamshire yahoogroup

Cambridgeshire home education Facebook group
Cambridge home educating families contact page

Mid Cheshire home educators yahoogroup

Cornwall home educators Facebook page
Cornwall home educators yahoogroup

North Cumbria and the Pennines Facebook group

Derby home educators yahoogroup
Buxton area home educators yahoogroup

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
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

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 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

Southend Home Education yahoogroup for Southend and surrounding areas

Home education in Gloucestershire Facebook group

Fareham and Gosport education at home yahoogroup (Christian ethos, but all are welcome)
Free Range and home educated bees of West Hampshire yahoogroup
South Hampshire home educators yahoogroup
Portsmouth home education yahoogroup
SEEDS – Southampton home ed yahoogroup

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

Home education Jersey website

Kent and London home educators yahoogroup

Lancashire home educators yahoogroup
Bolton home educators yahoogroup
Bolton home education events Facebook group

Home education Lincolnshire yahoogroup
Liverpool home educators yahoogroup for Merseyside area

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

Bolton Area Home Educators BAHCE CIC website (also for nearby Lancashire areas)
Bolton Area Home Educators’ Facebook group 
Greater Manchester home educators
Facebook group
Home education Greater Manchester Facebook group

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 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

Northants home educators site

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

Oxfordshire home educators yahoogroup

Portsmouth home educators yahoogroup

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

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

Home education in Staffordshire
Home educators in Staffordshire Facebook group

Suffolk home education activities yahoogroup

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
Leatherhead home education group Facebook page

Brighton and Hove home education site
West Sussex home educators – a closed Facebook group for home educators in this region
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

Home educators in North Wiltshire yahoogroup
Stonehenge home educators yahoogroup

Worcestershire Home Educators site
Worcestershire home ed yahoogroup

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


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