How many home-educated children are there in NI?

It isn’t possible to give an accurate figure.

There is no official register of home-educated children in NI – and there’s no legal requirement to inform anyone that you are home-educating.

Child in Headphones looks through microscopeIn the United Kingdom, it is estimated that approximately 1% of “school-aged” children are educated at home; the proportion is probably lower (but growing) in Northern Ireland.

On a less numerical level…

There are enough!  

Enough to make a vibrant community of families- you will find there are groups to meet with, outings to join, friends to make and other parents ready to volunteer their experience and support.