UK: The Times newspaper - Friday 3 February 2017 - Page 11
Press play if you’re too cool for school
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An investigation by The Times last year found that home-schooling had soared in the past five years, fuelled by parents missing out on places at the best schools or shunning their culture of excessive testing.
Figures obtained through freedom of information requests showed a 45 per cent increase in home-education in five years, with almost 33,000 children now taught at home.
Experts said that this could be the tip of the iceberg because the actual number was unknown. Not one local authority of 80 that responded could say exactly how many home-schooled children were in their area.