The Advantages of Homeschooling

Homeschooling provides an environment which allows for a flexible, personalised approach to learning. Key benefits of homeschooling for families include:

Individualised learning

Individualised learning, catered to each child's needs.

Increased flexibility

Increased flexibility, with schedules that adapt to your family's lifestyle.

Closer families

Families often grow closer through learning together.


Children study in a familiar, secure setting.

Distraction-free learning

Reduced number of distractions compared to a traditional school setting.

Practical skills

The optimised timetable provides more time to integrate valuable practical life skills.

The reasons for homeschooling


Homeschooling offers lots of flexibility for families who travel a lot, have non-traditional work schedules, or children with a young career or special educational needs.

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Homeschooling can greatly benefit children with autism, empowering them in their learning journey, whilst providing a nurturing environment for students to thrive in.

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Young professionals

Young professionals, such as athletes and entertainers often find themselves juggling a career and education. Homeschooling enables them to thrive in both arenas.

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Mental health

Many children who suffer with mental health conditions may start to avoid school or miss classes. Homeschooling allows children to access education in an environment that they feel socially, emotionally and physically safe in.

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Homeschooling provides a secure environment for children with anxiety to learn at their own pace, surrounded by family. It has also shown to empower children and improve their self-esteem.

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Some students face the distressing experience of bullying in traditional school settings. Homeschooling offers a safe and supportive learning environment to flourish academically and emotionally.

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Homeschool while travelling

Homeschooling provides the ultimate flexibility for travelling families. Your child can continue to thrive in education without being bound by the constraints of a physical classroom.

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Gifted and talented students

Homeschooling provides an exceptional opportunity to nurture the talents of gifted students whilst also enabling them to reach their full academic potential.

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Choose your homeschooling approach

There’s more than one way to homeschool your child. Discover the different approaches to home education and find the perfect fit for your family.

1. Completely independent homeschooling

With independent homeschooling, you design your child's education journey from start to finish. Choose any curriculum you like, acquire all the learning materials to support you, and teach your child in your own way.

Parent-led homeschooling offers you the most freedom, giving you complete control over every aspect of learning. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that this responsibility makes independent home education a particularly intensive process for you, the caregiver.

2. Partially supported homeschooling

If you don't feel confident teaching your child certain subjects or at higher levels, there are various forms of support available. Partially supported homeschooling is ideal for complex and specialised subjects such as sciences and languages, as well as for GCSE and A Level preparation.

Some home education families turn to private tutors for support with teaching. You may also be able to find a homeschooling cooperative in your local area that hires tutors for small group learning sessions. Alternatively, part-time online schooling for specific subjects is a great way to bolster your own homeschooling efforts.

3. Complete homeschooling support

Complete homeschooling support with online learning brings your family the best of both worlds. Your child gets a high-quality education and important qualifications for the future, all while enjoying the flexibility, personalisation, and individualised attention of homeschooling.

With features like live classes accessible from anywhere, lesson recordings, adjustable timetables, and freedom in subject choices, online schooling with King’s InterHigh is designed to revolve around your child.


Other useful information

Discover other useful information about homeschooling, including articles, services, guidance, advice and support.

Special Educational Needs

Flexible and personalised online education, designed to support students of all needs and circumstances — including young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or additional learning needs (ALN).

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School refusal

School avoidance can happen suddenly or develop gradually. Here is some advice for understanding the problem behind school refusal, how to find solutions and when to consider alternative forms of education, such as homeschooling.

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Homeschooling FAQs

Homeschooling is the practice of teaching your child at home, away from the traditional school environment. Tens of thousands of children in the UK are homeschooled every year, but the way home education works varies from household to household. Many parents teach alone, for example, while others prefer to band together in groups. Some choose to create their own scheme of learning, while others like to follow a homeschool curriculum within UK guidelines.

King’s InterHigh is a great option for homeschool parents who want their child to follow the national curriculum. With online learning, your child can work towards their GCSEs or A Levels with qualified and experienced teachers. Our school offers full-time support as well as partial support in specific subjects, from English to history to maths.

You do not need any qualifications to be a homeschool teacher. You also do not need to follow the national curriculum. However, you do need to provide some form of suitable schooling throughout the childhood.

If you do want your child to follow the national curriculum but you feel less confident teaching certain subjects, King’s InterHigh offers additional homeschool support. From Primary to Sixth Form, we have a range of core and additional classes to choose from, all with qualified teachers who can help your child achieve their exam goals.

According to homeschool laws in the UK, every parent has the right to home educate their children as long as they provide a suitable level of education from the age of five.

If your child is already enrolled at a traditional school, you must write to the headteacher and let them know that your child will be homeschooled from now on. The same goes if your child has been offered a school place but has not yet enrolled. In both cases, the headteacher is legally obligated to accept your decision and deregister your child from the school.

By law, you do not have to inform your local authority about your decision to homeschool in the UK, but you may choose to do so if you prefer. However, even if you do not contact the local authority yourself, they may still get in touch with you to confirm that you’re providing suitable education.

Key Stage 2: Years 3-6 | Ages 7-11


Our online primary school focuses on your child’s all-round development, with a strong, warm community and individual support from class teachers.

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Key Stage 3: Years 7-9 | Ages 11-14


Online learning at secondary school means quality teaching, fewer distractions, and lots going on outside of the classroom.

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Key Stage 4: Years 10-11 | Ages 14-16


Choose from our broad range of International GCSEs to study online in two years, delivered by subject specialist teachers.

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Key Stage 5: A Level College | Ages 16-18

Sixth Form

Preparing our Sixth Form students for their future careers and university, studying A Levels online offers independence and flexibility.

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