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UPDATE: In September 2019, my boys started college after a decade of home education. However, I have decided to keep this website running though posts may relate to home ed and non-home ed families. We continue to maintain strong ties to the London home ed community – I co-admin the long-running South East London Home Education Group (also on Facebook).


This is is a personal site that has, over time, evolved into a resource and broadcast tool for an increasing number of families choosing to educate their children at home. For those new to home education, a good reference guide is Fiona’s Ed Yourself website. The website of the Alternative Education support group, Education Otherwise, may also be useful.

My boys and I are based in London, and are therefore very fortunate to have many educational venues a few tube hops away – check out places we’ve been for workshops.

When not doing our own thing, we link up with other home educators for social/educational trips such as workshops in museums and galleries, stage plays at small and major theatres, exhibitions, weekly social groups, park events, etc. Good to note that most, if not all, trips offered to schools are also available to home edders – at the discounted educational rate.

A link to a typical year for us is HERE. For other years, go HERE and select ‘What we did in…’

*NOTE* From September 04, 2019, my boys will start full time education at a local college. I will blog whenever I can about their/our experiences in order to help others who may wish to attempt the leap.


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*IMPORTANT* This site is managed by me, Phoenix, but as a self employed accountant, social entrepreneur, and a parent of two full-on teens, I am not always here to check the links, so if broken or expired ones are found and/or a problem is encountered with a post, please get in touch via the ‘Home and Contact’ page.

Donations towards the upkeep of this site is gratefully received. Thank you, Phoenix.