- Ireland's Online Resource for Parents & Teachers

Parenting & Education in Ireland

Huge Increase in Home-Schooled Children

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/07/2017. Huge Increase in Home-Schooled ChildrenTags: Education And Politics Parenting

Home education of children in Ireland has seen a big increase in the last 5 years, according to figures released by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

Numbers of children withdrawn from full time education in recognised schools has almost doubled since 2011, with parents opting to educate their children at home instead.

Since the end of 2011 until December 2016, the number of home schooled children in Ireland increased from 699 to 1,322.

Dublin saw the highest increase with 198 children in home education compared to 81 children in 2011. Cork also followed suit with an increase from 115 to 198 home schooled children.

In stark contrast, rural counties such as Monaghan, Louth and Longford showed the lowest rise in numbers of home educated children.

Home education is a legal and constitutional right in Ireland.

Learn more about Home Education in Ireland here.


No documents found

Submit a comment

Please respect the terms of use of our discussion boards. Full terms here .
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. When you submit your comment, you'll be sent a link to confirm it.
Name Email

Related Links

The Education System in Ireland
Visit our Teachers Staffroom
Read what parents are talking about

Recent Comments

ABA Tutor Available (carolinod, 20/08 20:31)
Bottle steriliser (sarah30mon, 18/08 17:56)
How much to charge ? (Tiara75, 17/08 22:49)
Holiday pay?? (minderofchild, 17/08 19:25)
School term minding - would you charge for non term? (minderofchild, 17/08 19:18)
Home tutor and home support worker (Louiseq, 16/08 13:35)
The Leaving Cert Results are out! (SchoolDays, 16/08 10:47)
Maxi cosi seat and isofix base (Alrom, 15/08 12:14)
Seeking secondhand uniform Colaiste na Rinne (DenisG, 15/08 11:21)
Home Tutor for 4yo with ASD (bella13113, 13/08 23:52)