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 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. If you are asked to answer questions when you apply to join a group, please do so. Only the administrators will see the answers.

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.

Note that this page is far from exhaustive. If you search in your browser, or in Facebook, you may well find other suitable groups. If you cannot find anything relevant, 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 home educators on Facebook
Home educators in Reading

Bristol
Bristol home education Facebook page

Buckinghamshire
Home educators in Milton Keynes

Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire home education Facebook group
Cambridge home educating families contact page

Cheshire
Cheshire home educators Facebook group

Cornwall
Cornwall home educators Facebook page

Cumbria
North Cumbria and the Pennines Facebook group
Home Education on the A69 Facebook group, for Carlisle and surrounding areas

Derbyshire
Derby home educators Facebook group

Devon
South Devon home education for local groups, workshops and forums
Home education Exeter site
North Devon Christian home educators Facebook page, covering Exmoor and Taunton

Dorset
North Dorset home educators’ site
Dorset home education Facebook group

Essex
Southend Home Education Facebook page for Southend and surrounding areas

Gloucestershire
Home education in Gloucestershire Facebook group

Hampshire
Fareham and Gosport education at home Facebook group
Portsmouth home education Facebook group
Southampton home ed Facebook group

Hertfordshire
Herts home educators Facebook group
Watford home educators Facebook group

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

Jersey
Home education Jersey website

Lancashire
Bolton home education events Facebook group
Lancashire home ed forum Facebook group

Lincolnshire
Home education South Lincolnshire Facebook group
Liverpool home educators Facebook group for the Liverpool area

London
South London home educators’ hub
London parents who plan to home educate  Facebook group

Manchester
Bolton Area Home Educators’ Facebook group 
Greater Manchester home educators
Facebook group
Home education Greater Manchester Facebook group

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

Norfolk
Norfolk home ed – site with information for all home educators in Norfolk

Northamptonshire
Northants home educators site

Nottinghamshire
Non-School Nottingham home educators information

Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire home educators Facebook group

Shropshire
Home Education in Shropshire – for Shropshire and West Midlands

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

Staffordshire
Home education in Staffordshire
Home educators in Staffordshire Facebook group

Surrey
Surrey home education Facebook page
HELP – Home Educators Learning Project
Leatherhead home education group Facebook page

Sussex
Brighton and Hove home education site
West Sussex home educators – Facebook group 
Forest Row home educators Facebook group

Wiltshire
Home education in Wiltshire Facebook page

Worcestershire
Worcestershire Home Educators site
Worcestershire home educaation Facebook group

Yorkshire
Home Education in Doncaster Facebook group
North Yorkshire Facebook group
West Yorkshire home education Facebook group
West Yorkshire home education and learning site

Wales

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
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 Northern Ireland – Facebook group for home educators in Northern Ireland

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