Home education in the East Midlands

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Local Home Education Groups

Here are a few of the local home education groups that can be found in the region.  The list is by no means exhaustive, but you should be able to find at least one contact near you, who should then be able to give you more information about what goes on for home educating families in your area.

If you run a home education group and would like your details added to this list, please email the information to:


Derby Home Educators - a forum for home educators in the Derby area
HomeEd Buxton Area - home education list for meetings and support for the Buxton area.
Matlock HE - support and events list for HE in the Matlock area. Membership is open to all those home educating, intending to or considering home education.


Notts Sheep-Special - online support group for all home educating parents of special needs/differently abled children in and around Nottinghamshire county and bordering counties
Non-school Nottingham - Nottingham-related groups and resources for what's often called "home education".


Lincoln Home Educators - home educators from in and around Lincoln who meet up regularly, organise days out & take full advantage of the cultural heritage & wonderful green spaces the city of Lincoln & surrounding area has to offer.
Home Ed Lincs - for anyone who home-educates their children in the Lincolnshire area.
Lincolnshire Home Education - HELM (Home Ed Lincs Meeting) is a group of Home Educators living in Lincolnshire.
North Hykeham Home Education Group - meet every Thursday 10-11.30ish primarily for toddlers. Tel: 07870 787328


HE-AL - Home Educators Around Leicestershire - group for members of HE-AL to post events going on and to discuss issues that may affect us




Northants HE - for anyone educating other than at a school or considering it. Lists contacts for; Bowling in Northampton, Fortnightly meetings in Kingsthorpe, Fortnightly Art Sessions in Greens Norton, Weekly Swimming session, Weekly meetings in Kettering, Meet friends and Play at Pattishall, Weekly gymnastics session, Weekly multi-sports sessions in Northampton
IFLOW - It’s Fun Learning Our Way - a voluntary community group supporting HE families in Northamptonshire-
NorthantsHE - informal & friendly group of HE families who meet up regularly for activities and mutual support. For home educating families in & around Northamptonshire and also enquiries from families who are considering home education.
CHECO - a home-education co-op, which takes place roughly fortnightly on a Wednesday afternoon in Northampton


EMHE - East Midlands Home Education - this group has been set up to provide a forum, to help, inform & support families in the East Midlands who have chosen to educate their children from home and within their natural communities.



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