Children moving to full-time home education between January 2019 and present

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Dear West Sussex County Council,

I would like to request a monthly breakdown of how many children have moved to full-time home education between January 2019 and present, broken down by ethnicity and age. I am referring to a formal, long-term move (informing a school or council) or a suspected move (indicated by long absences) rather than children who are still registered with a school but learning from home during lockdown.

I would prefer to receive this information electronically as data set in Excel or csv.

Many thanks,

Alix Hattenstone

westsussex@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex County Council

Dear Alix Hattenstone

Thank you for your request which has been assigned reference FOI/2079

Freedom of Information request - Children moving to full-time home
education between January 2019 and present

If you have submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR), we aim to
respond within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, i.e. by or on
17/03/2021. However please be aware that timescales may be extended
following the declaration on 6th January 2021 of a major incident relating
to the Covid pandemic in Sussex 

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westsussex@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex County Council

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Dear Alix  Hattenstone

Our ref: FOI/2079

I refer to your request of 17/02/2021 to our offices which has been dealt
with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You requested,

“ I would like to request a monthly breakdown of how many children have
moved to full-time home education between January 2019 and present, broken
down by ethnicity and age. I am referring to a formal, long-term move
(informing a school or council) or a suspected move (indicated by long
absences) rather than children who are still registered with a school but
learning from home during lockdown.”

I can advise the Local Authority has now completed a search for the
information you have requested, and I can confirm the Authority holds some
the information relevant to the request.

The attached document ‘FOI2079 Hattenstone WSCC’ shows data on those
children whose parents removed from a school roll to Electively Home
Educate their child between January 2019 and February 2021.

We do not record ethnicity of the cohort.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
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publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder. Most
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Information you receive which is not subject to WSCC copyright continues
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which the information originated. You must ensure that you gain their
permission before reproducing any third party (non WSCC) information.

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review procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's, Office Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Kind regards 

Andrew Parker

Manager – Pupil Entitlement Investigation