Children educated at home

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Every child has a right to an education, and it is the duty of the parent* of every school age child to provide that education, either by sending the child to a school, or by other means such as education at home.

*the definition of a parent ‘includes guardian and any person who is liable to maintain or has parental responsibilities (within the meaning of Section 1(3) of Children (Scotland) Act 1995) in relation to, or has care of a child or young person’

Information on Argyll and Bute Council and Scottish Government guidelines around children educated at home can be found below.

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More Information

For more information please contact any of the following education offices.


School Support
Argyll House
Alexandra Parade
Dunoon, PA23 8AJ

Tel: 01369 704000


Oban Education Office
Dalintart Drive
PA34 4EF

Tel: 01631 569192