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Homeschooling for expat children has been a reality for a long time. Parents can find it challenging to meet the needs of their children, even if they do not have any special needs that have to be taken into consideration. Lack of space, language barriers, and costs involved with international schools are just a few of the barriers that can get in the way of a successful international relocation for a family with school-aged children. That doesn’t even take local home-schooling regulations.

Here’s a recent thread from Expat Exchange member Rootstock that covers the topic of homeschooling in the U.K. One of the children has Autism, which obviously is a special cirumstance that has to be taken into consideration.

We have two children, one in first grade, and one in second grade. The second grader has an Autism spectrum diagnosis and dyslexia. He is able to be in a regular classroom with certain accommodations and he goes to a daily “pull-out” dyslexia reading program at school.

I’m *considering* homeschooling my children while we are in England. (Which may only be a year or so.) My reasons for this are related to my son’s special needs, but also due to a desire to have flexible time to explore the country and the city of London.

If anyone has had a similar experience in the U.K. or anywhere else in the world, please share your experiences with Rootstock. There have been some suggestions, such as Mumsnet and Ofsted.

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  1. Hi,

    I thoroughly recommend homeschooling. I live in Edinburgh in the UK but spent 5 years in Malaysia. I’ve been homeschooling my son for many years and he’s now studying an Honours degree in History at university. Homeschooling let me increase my own learning as I helped educate my son, and let us pace his learning at a rate that suited him. It also brought us closer together as a family and avoided all the pesky teenage problems such as drinking, smoking, swearing, etc.
    If you need educational resources, check out my website –

    Comment by Fiona MacColl — October 6, 2012 @ 4:37 am

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