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Home Schooling Rise

Home schooling grows in popularity
Data from local authorities in England has revealed that the number of children being home-schooled has quadrupled in a decade, from 8,361 in 2006 to 38,573 last year. The biggest increase, at 2,327%, was felt in Southampton, where 267 pupils are now taught at home. Next on the list were Hertfordshire and Liverpool, while Northamptonshire, Walsall and Kent also saw large increases. Just three of the 137 councils which replied to a Freedom of Information request reported a drop in pupils being home-schooled

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Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more

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