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Resources for parents 

There are many websites offering advice and resources on home education. They can be accessed following the links in the websites listed below.

Cambridgeshire County Council takes no responsibility for the content of external websites. It is the responsibility of home educators to judge the quality and suitability of the information.

The websites have not been listed in any particular order. There may be other websites that are just as beneficial for your child, this is just a selection.

Elective Home Education (EHE)

Regulations regarding child employment apply to all children of compulsory school age whether they attend a school or are home educated. Children may not work until they attain the age of 13 years. Before a child is able to commence any form of employment he/she must be in possession of a Work Permit.

Regulations regarding children in entertainment apply to all children of compulsory school age whether they attend a school or are home educated. A Performance Licence is required if a child is engaged in paid work in the theatre, in a film or television performance, in modelling or sport.

Further information on Child Employment, Work Permits and Children in Entertainment on our dedicated webpage

Fire Tech Camp
Learn Tech

BBC Bitesize
Ed Lounge
Ed Place
IXL www.
Khan Academy
King’s Interhigh
My Online Schooling
NEC (National Extension College)
Oxford Home Schooling
Parents in Touch www.
Structured Home Learning
University of Oxford

Book Trust
British Council Learn English Kids
Helpful Games
Reading Eggs
Teach Your Monster
The Literacy Shed
Top Marks

International House Trust Assessment East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT. Please email

Tutors & Exams (St Neots) Suites 1 & 2 Terek House, Sandpiper Cl, Eaton Socon, St Neots, PE19 8EP Tel: 024 76221008. Email: Part of the Tutors and Exams group across the UK.

GCSE Exam Boards

Oxford Cambridge & RSA (OCR). Email: Tel: 01223 553998

OCR Information Bureau, Vocational Qualifications. Email: Tel: 024 7647 0033

Edexcel. Email: Tel: 0870 240 9800

The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) Email: Tel: 0161 953 1180

University of Cambridge International Qualifications

Yahoo group - This group is for home educating families who have children who wish to take GCSEs. The intention is to share information, resources and experience

OCR OCR Examinations, The Triangle Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 8EA. Please email

Easy Geography for Kids
Kids World Travel Guide
National Geographic

Preparing for adulthood is a time of important change for young people. For some, this could mean entering the world of work or leaving formal education. For others this might be starting a training course, furthering studies or living away from home. Most young people will have an increase in responsibility for managing their day-to-day lives. This will include managing their health and wellbeing.

Our ‘Getting Ready for Change’ (GR4C) Year 11 questionnaire is aimed at young people aged 15-16. It encourages them to consider some health-related topics to identify where they could benefit from support.

By completing the interactive digital questionnaire, they will be given a download summary of their answers. The summary will include personalised links to further useful information. They will also receive advice regarding where to access further help.

The questionnaire is anonymous and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. You will be asked to provide your home postcode and school attended (select elected home educated). This information allows us to develop our service around the needs of the children and young people in our communities.

Internet Matters
National Online Safety
NSPCC Net Aware
Own It
Safer Internet
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Libraries have a wealth of information and resources for home educated families. Families who are registered with the Local Authority can benefit from an offer that we have secured with the library service, specifically for home educated families to have additional rights when borrowing library books.

Information and resources the library can offer ranging from:

  • Library services 5- 16 years of age
  • Book Start
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Stories in other languages

  • Airborne Forces Museum (Aldershot)
  • Anglesey Abbey (Cambridge)
  • Botanical Gardens (Cambridge)
  • Bottisham Airfield Museum
  • Burwell House
  • Burwell Museum and Windmill
  • Cambridge Museum of Technology (Cambridge)
  • Cambridge Science Centre
  • Chatteris Museum
  • Cromwell Museum (Huntingdon)
  • David Parr House (Cambridge)
  • Denny Abbey & The Farmland Museum (Waterbeach)
  • Elton Hall and Gardens
  • Ely Cathedral
  • Ely Museum
  • Fossils Galore (March)
  • Houghton Mill
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford
  • Kettle’sYard (Cambridge)
  • Marchand District Museum
  • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Cambridge)
  • Museum of Armed Policing (Chatteris)
  • Museum of Classical Archaeology (Cambridge)
  • Norris Museum (St Ives)
  • Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House (Wisbech)
  • Peckover House and Garden (Wisbech)
  • Prikewillow Engine Museum
  • RAF Witchford Collection (Ely)
  • Ramsey Rural Museum CIO
  • Ruskin Gallery (Cambridge)
  • Scott Polar Research Institute (Cambridge)
  • Sedgwick Museum of Earth Science (Cambridge)
  • St Neots Museum
  • Stretham Old Engine
  • The Centre for Computing History (Cambridge)
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge)
  • The Stained Glass Museum (Ely)
  • Thorney Heritage Museum
  • Tower Museum (Bassingbourn)
  • University Museum of Zoology (Cambridge)
  • Waterbeach Military Heritage Museum
  • Whipple Museum of the History of Science (Cambridge)
  • Whittlesey Museum
  • Wicken Fen (Ely)
  • Wimpole Estate and Home Farm (Royston)
  • Wisbech and Fenland Museum

Brilliant Brainz
First News
National Geographic Kids
The Week Junior
Whizz Pop Bang

Carol Vorderman
Doodle Learning
Hegarty Maths
Math Seeds
Math Shed
Maths Whizz
Meet the Alpha Blocks (App)
Times Tables Rock Stars  www.

Crest Awards
How Stuff Works
Institute of Imagination
Mystery Science
Science Bob

Cambridgeshire County Council recognises that home educated children may enjoy taking part in physical activity and participating in team sport. Below are links to websites which you may find useful. Please note that the services below are not linked in any way to Cambridgeshire County Council and is not a comprehensive list:

Living Sport is the Active Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. They are a charity with the aim of improving the health, happiness and wellbeing of the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by inspiring them to get active.

Sport England website provides tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home

Physical Education at Home information on learn-together website for children to access physical education in the home.

Below are links to opportunities for young people for funding and youth involvement led by Living Sport:

Youth Funding Opportunities - Living Sport Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Living Sport Youth Community - Living Sport Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Cambridge Home Educating Families Group
Ed Yourself
Education Otherwise
Educational Freedom
Home Education Advisory Service
Home Education UK
The Cambridge Home Educator

Facebook has many support groups including 'Home Education Cambridgeshire'. They also have a page called ‘What’s on in Cambridgeshire’ which is very useful and another called ‘Cambridgeshire Walks’.

Cambridgeshire County Council has not checked the suitability of any company or tutor. It is the responsibility of home educators to judge the quality and suitability. The companies have not been listed in any particular order. There may be alternative companies which may be equally beneficial for your child. This is just a small selection.

Kip McGrath
Tutor My Kids
Woodbarn Tutoring Services

When using workbooks and revision guides it is useful to explore a variety of books available. Major book shops have a wide range of books produced by different publishers. They can also be purchased online. While the content of the books may be similar, they will have different presentation styles. Different publishing styles will suit different learning styles. It is important to get the workbooks suitable for your child’s abilities rather than the year group they would be in if they were in school.

  • Letts
  • CGP Books
  • Oxford Work books
  • Usborne
  • Collins
  • Schofield and Sims
  • Bond
  • SparkNotes

Centre 33 support young carers up to the age of 18 across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. They provide:

  • a young carers needs assessment
  • information, advice and support
  • opportunities to meet up with other young carers
  • one to one support
  • groups in primary and secondary schools and other places across Cambridgeshire
  • regular activities and events
  • support during transitions such as changing schools, starting independent living.

You can visit the Centre 33 website to request a 'young carers needs assessment’ or find out more about what they do. You can also find out if there is a group in your area. For some groups you may need a young carers or a social worker to get in touch for you.

Find out more about Centre 33’s support for Young Carers