Education Other Than at School EOTAS Education

Education Other Than at School EOTAS Education

Do pupils have to go to school? It is statutory for pupils to attend Primary School from the start of the term following the child’s 5th birthday. Parents are not however be able to defer entry beyond this age. While also not beyond the academic year for which the original application was accepted.

It is statatory statutory

The Education Act 1996 previously the Education Act 1944 Section 36 states that it is the duty of parents to secure an appropriate education for their children. This can be done either by regular attendance at school, or 'otherwise'.

For most children means that they will attend the school which serves their local community, but for a wide variety of reasons a small minority of parents decide to take on the 'duty to educate' their children themselves.

The Local Authority also has other statutory responsibilities to ensure the welfare and wellbeing of children and young people.