Home-education is an alternative to school; any family can choose this option for their children - parents choose to keep primary responsibility for the education of their children as is their right in law, instead of delegating it to a school.  Once a month Cotswold Forest School offers families who home-educate the opportunity to learn, meet new friends and have fun in our beautiful woodland.


Activities include shelter building, tree identification, out-door cooking, fire lighting skills, nature detectives, archery, willow weaving and a wealth of stimulating projects. We aim to encourage learning through cross-curricular links and there is usually consistent attention paid to basic literacy, numeracy and social skills.Often asked questions. Source: www.education-otherwise.org/index.htm W


Who learns at home?


A variety of people from all walks of life choose this way of learning for their children. Home educators and their children are a very diverse group.


Why do parents choose education at home instead of school?


Some families make a carefully considered decision to home educate long before their child reaches "school age." There may be philosophical, religious or various other reasons for their choice, ultimately they feel that in some way they can offer a more suitable education for their children at home. It is also a natural choice for parents who have enjoyed participating in their child's early learning and see no reason to give up this responsibility when the child reaches the age of five.





How do children learn at home?

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