Home education

Support we can offer

Many of our home educating families welcome and benefit from advice and support from our home education consultant.

Once you have decided to home educate you will be offered an appointment to meet with the consultant. This offer is repeated annually. More frequent contact can be arranged upon request.

Home education consultant

: homeeducation@thurrock.gov.uk

Thurrock libraries – places to study and resources to use

Thurrock Libraries offer a wide range of services for children, young people and their families. Books and story CDs encourage reading and enhance reading for pleasure at all ages. Your library can also provide public computer access.

You and your children can access the full range of our library services with a ticket allowing you each to borrow up to 14 items at any one time. Our reservation system can get items for you from other libraries, even those outside Thurrock, and have them delivered to your local library.

Public examinations

Our Pupil Support Service can help parents of home educated children in accessing public examinations. The Pupil Support Service is a registered examination centre for all of the main examination boards. A fee is payable by you for this service.

Thurrock Pupil Support Service

: tpss@thurrock.gov.uk

Further education, careers advice and work

Thurrock Careers service offers impartial information and advice. Young people can talk to personal advisers about career pathways, including routes into further education, apprenticeships or work with training. We offer a drop-in service that helps young people to make informed choices about their future.

Thurrock Careers
Inspire Youth Hub, 24-28 Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5EB

: 01375 413 735

: thurrockcareers@thurrock.gov.uk

Email or telephone from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Inspire Youth Hub is open for visits from Tuesday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Deciding to have your child educated at school

If your child was in a school previously our School Admissions team will look first to see if a place can be offered at the school he or she was in before.

Similarly, if your child has not been in the school system and you now want them to be, you can find out about the availability of places by contacting our School Admissions team.