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Question for Department for Education

UIN HL3840, tabled on 4 December 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of pupils who were taken out of school to visit families abroad, in (1) Pakistan, and (2) elsewhere, and who are subsequently home-schooled following their return in the last five years; and what proportion of those students were teenage girls.

Answered on

12 December 2017

The department does not collect information on the number of children that are home educated. Parents are not under any duty to register with their local council when they home educate and so there is no reliable basis on which to collect statistics.