Home Education Forums

Welcome to Home Education Forums, the information portal and networking community for UK based home educators who mean business!

Founded in January 2009 and endorsed by John Taylor Gatto, the HEF brand incorporates Home Education Forums, the Home Education Community Blog, the Home Education Business Directory and Home Ed Biz Network. We are also proud to host the Scottish Home Education Forum, established in 1999, along with a number of other independent groups and networks.

Our mission is to connect families whose children are educated outside school, encourage the pooling of resources, experience and expertise, nurture home-edupreneurship and facilitate preferential trading between members to benefit the home education community and economy.

Whether you are a parent just thinking about educating without schooling, a new or experienced home educator, an aspiring home-edupreneur  or established home education business owner, a professional who comes into contact with home-based educators, or even if you are just curious about home education and how it works, we hope you will find our site of interest.

As a registered member of Home Education Forums, you can:

  • Ask questions, share experience and debate the hottest home education topics in our community forums
  • Join our private family forums (subject to status) and/or access special interest discussion groups and activities

If you have a professional interest in home-based education, you may request access to our dedicated private professionals’ forum and ask questions of experienced home educators from across the UK in complete confidence.

If you are a member of the media, you may either post a journalist request on our media forum or contact us directly.

No matter the reason for your visit, we hope you will enjoy browsing our website and thank you for your interest in our Home Education Forums community.