Watch the rate at which home schooling has seen a huge surge across west London boroughs over the last five years.
Figures obtained from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, by Oxford Home Schooling, revealed the number of children registered as home educated increased by 102%, compared to a 11% increase in the number of school pupils between 2011 and 2016.
The second largest uptake was in Ealing (233%) compared to 12% rise in school pupils, followed by Hillingdon (145%) in third place and Brent (128%) in fifth place.
In other west London boroughs Hounslow saw a 126% surge in home schooling between 2011 and 2016 compared to just a 12% increase in the number of school pupils in the same period.
Meanwhile in Hammersmith and Fulham there was a 91% increase in home education over the last five years in comparison to a 12% rise in school pupils.
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In the last 10 years the data showed a 528% increase in the number of children being taught at home in London, from 559 in 2006 children to 3,815 in 2016.
Dr Nick Smith, Principal at Oxford Home Schooling, said: “The growth of home education in London reflects London’s changing diversity and needs.
“One school structure doesn’t fit all and online home education providers like Oxford Home Schooling enable people to access alternatives much more easily.”
Find more information on Oxford Home Schooling here.