Dear Essex County Council,

I am looking for some information on home education and related matters. Grateful if you cold provide the following, if possible please (under FOIA):

1) How many children of any age (or families if easier) were being home educated in Essex (that you are aware of) in each of the last three years (calendar or academic, whichever you have) please? I appreciate there may be some you are not aware of. Grateful if this could include 2018 figures as well, even though incomplete.

2) Of those identified in part 1, how many you attempted to contact - understanding that some may not have responded to you. Grateful if this could be split by year as above please. Happy to accept "contact" as meaning just official letters if that is easier, rather than all forms of contact (phone, email etc.).

3) Finally, how many School Attendance Orders were issued in each of the years discussed above.

If it is helpful, I am trying to understand whether HE numbers are increasing, if you are resourced accordingly and how often problematic cases result in SAOs.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

A Baker

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