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Home Tuition

Scheme 2017/18

Some useful information on the Home Tuition Scheme 2017/18





Categories Eligible for Home Tuition


The Department of Education and Skills operates three different categories of Home Tuition for the 2017/2018 school year;

  • Category 1: Home Tuition for children with special educational needs and medical grounds
  • Category 2: Home Tuition for reasons other than special educational needs and medical ground
  • Category 3: Home Tuition for Students on Maternity Related Absences



Category 1: Special Needs


The purpose of this Home Tuition Scheme is to provide a compensatory educational service for children who, for a number of reasons such as chronic illness, are unable to attend school. The scheme also provides a compensatory educational service for children with special educational needs seeking an educational placement. Provision is also made for early educational intervention for children with autism.
Find out how to Apply Here.



Category 2: Non-Medical Reasons


The purpose of this Home Tuition Scheme is to provide a temporary educational measure for a child who is temporarily without a school place, or without the offer of a school place and for whom a place school is being actively sought in a school recognised by the Department of Education and Skills. Please read Circular 0051/2017 - Home Tuition Grant Scheme (for children without a school place other than children with Special Education needs) for information on this scheme and details of eligibility citeria.



Category 3: Maternity Related Absence



The purpose of this scheme is to provide home tuition to students who are enrolled in a recognised school at post primary level studying at junior or senior cycle and whose education may be disrupted due to pregnancy.
Find out how to Apply Here.



Find out more about the Home Tuition Scheme Here