To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children (a) are on the home education register and (b) have been removed from school by their parents or guardians in each local authority area in the South West in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
27 June 2019
The information requested is not held centrally.
Data on numbers of children educated at home or those removed from school for that purpose are not collected by the department. Consultation on proposals for the creation of a mandatory register of children not enrolled at state-funded or registered independent schools closed on 24 June 2019. If the proposals were to be brought into effect, they would make such data available.