This is the flyer we are using to let others know about our book and home education in general, it gives a little info, addresses and phone numbers of most of the Home Education organisations. Ideal to give out to anyone who asks you "No school today?"

Free Range Education
edited by Michelle Laffette ,
foreword by Dr Alan Thomas.
published by Hawthorn Press

Free Range Education is a book for parents: for those who are contemplating home education, those whose families are getting started and those who are just plain interested in this fast-growing form of education.

Featuring the stories of more than twenty home educating families, it certainly answers the question: " But what do you do all day?"   In fact it answers a whole lot of other questions too, like: "How do your children socialise?"  "How do they do exams?"

An extensive chapter on the law relating to home education, written by an experienced solicitor, will answer another frequently asked question: "Is it legal?"
'Free Range Education' offers a glimpse of the diversity and energy within home education and an honest account of the joys and difficulties along the way. It is full of ideas, experience and practical suggestions, all laced with humour, cartoons and words of wisdom from writers and thinkers across the centuries. 

It is also a celebration of home education, providing a unique view of how far this movement has come in the past few decades.

Any questions or legal problems, ASK Fred on our web site. Loads of Home Education
info, resources, legal advice, events, organisations and practical things to do etc

Copies of Free Range Education are available from the Scottish Book Source (book distributors) Phone 0131 229 6800   It is also stocked by most Online Bookshops.
If you want to order a copy of Fred from your local book shop and you encounter any difficulties, give them the above distributors details or a copy of this leaflet.

You could do Fred and others a favour
by requesting a copy of Fred from your local library.
'Free Range Education'
edited by Michelle Laffette
IBSN 1 903458 07 2
paperback - 12.99 - published by Hawthorn Press

Compulsory Education
The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full-time education suitable -
(a) to his age, ability and aptitude, and
                (b) to any special educational needs he may have,
either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.
Reproduced with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office

Anyone can Home Educate, you do not have to be a teacher or follow the national curriculum, you can find out more by contacting any of the addresses below or from our website.

Schoolhouse - is a national Scottish organisation which offers information and support to home educators and those with an interest in home education. Enquiry line, young people's newspaper project and home educators' newsletter, teenage peer support network. Membership by voluntary donation. New 24 hour information line - 0870 745 0967
Schoolhouse Home Education Association, private jet charter 311 Perth Road, Dundee DD2 1LG.
Tel: 0870 745 0968      Fax: 0870 745 0969

HEN - Home Education Network (Ireland) The Home Education Network is a support and lobby group for home educators in Ireland
HEN c/o 39 Brookhurst, Collins Avenue, Waterford.

Choice in Education - is not an organisation, but a monthly publication contains articles, news, events and a whole lot more.
Choice in Education, PO Box 20284, London NW1 3WY

HES FES the Home Educators Seaside Festival every May, which is the biggest gathering of home educators in the world! Get the T-shirt! Contact or Choice in Education, above

HEAS - Home Education Advisory Service supports and advises families who wish to educate their children at home.
HEAS PO Box 98, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6AN Tel/fax 01707 371854

UK Home Education Support List - 'Talk' to lots of Home Educating families on this lively and diverse list. Details on how to join us at:

The Website is funded independently run by HEN members in Ireland.

Single Parent Home Educators A new mailing list for giving support and advice to single parent families.

The link building Specialist UK List is an Internet based support organisation for those who are home educating children with special needs. For more info see

A few of the many internet sites and mailing lists that can offer support and advice, for more see:

Email if you need any help