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  • Somerset

    Home Education Centre  - a voluntary group developed and run by home educating parents.  It is a learning centre and meeting place for families from a diverse  range of social and cultural backgrounds to share skills, advice and  support. The Home Education Centre also works on developing  relationships with the local authorities and colleges, so they may  better understand the home educating community. 

    Home Educators Yeovil - small friendly group, bringing families together for fun activities  in the Yeovil area. Invite only, please get in touch for more details.  Fridays 10am - 1pm, all ages welcome.

    Bristol Home Education Co-op -
    email group for all home educating families in and around Bristol.  Offering regular home ed meet ups, incorporating social and educational  activities. Also regular day trips, workshops, get togethers  and classes.

    Glastonbury Home Ed Group - for HE children and families in and around Compton Dundon, Street, Glastonbury and Wells;  meet weekly on Mondays.

    Exmoor, Wheddon Cross - HE group that meets every fortnight.  Click link or Contact Kelly 01643 863373

    Taunton Home Education group - Regular meetings and events in Taunton with lots of classes for HE kids running including; art, cookery, drama, Lego, science & tennis. Click website link for info, advice & publications. Group has facebook page and can also be contacted by email tauntonhomeeducation@gmail.com or Tel 07473 119425

    Wellington - Monthly meetings at the Friends Meeting House 11.30am - 2.30pm, High Street,  Wellington, TA21 8RA.  Two small rooms, kitchen and small enclosed  garden. Cost approx. 3.00 per family, depending on how many turn up.  For more details contact Louise, by clicking the link

    Taunton/Oake area -informal meetings at Oake Village Hall on 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month  (depending on holidays and availability of hall, so always check first  before setting out), in term-time,  12.30 - 2.30 p.m., plus occasional  outings to museums, walks, etc.
    For info, please contact Maggie by clicking the link or on 01984 624651

    WAM "Wells and Mendip Home Education Group"
    We meet weekly for home educated school age kids, run by parents,  providing exciting and stimulating projects and activities encouraging  urchins into self discovery!
    For Wells and surrounding areas. 01749 675176

    Wrington Social group - every Thursday in Wrington, North Somerset (at the Sports &  Social club)  from 11-3pm for social meet, but with activities and  projects with a weekly theme, also big outside space.  For more details  contact alwinder(at)btinternet.com

    Paulton HE group - we meet every Friday morning 10am - 12midday at Paulton scout &  guide hall, term time. We have a different topic every half term.  Session is 4 per family, we do craft activities, play games, storytime  etc. please bring a snack to share. Phone Laura on 07972329828 or Jam  on 07759927616 for further info.

    Bath Home Education - A forum for everyone in Bath & NE Somerset who is home-educating their children or seriously thinking about it.

    Home Education Bath & NE Somerset - facebook group

    North Somerset Home Education Group  - Weekly children's gym, walks, outings etc.

    North Somerset Home Educators - facebook group

    HE Social Group, Yeovil  - For resource exchange & idea swap. Children's activities are  available, but the emphasis is on parent contact and exchange of ideas,  while the children have free interaction with others. Wednesdays  12-1.30pm at St James' Church room, Yeovil. Click link to email.

    Crewkerne and surrounds Home Educators - facebook group

    Science in Taunton - home education science sessions facilitated by Fun Science

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Local groups

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National EHE support

Home Education UK - extensive online resource for home educators.
Education Otherwise - "UK-based membership organisation which provides support and information..."
HEAS - "... advice and practical support for families who wish to educate their children at home"
Home Education in the UK - all aspects of HE covered with a more personal touch, plus useful links.

SEN support - useful links

HE-Special.org  - information on home educating children with special needs.
The National Autistic Society - useful info & sign-posting also take a look at their “community” page
Escape Support Group - support for families of special needs children, within Somerset
Bibic - provide various services and support for families with disabled children

HE facebook pages

HE Group Learning & Tutor Recommendations - for help finding tutors or study groups for your children
Home Education - The Teenage Years - Help, Support and Advice for those covering KS3 and KS4 Level work
Home Education / Schooling For Sale, Swap or Wanted - group for UK based home educators to sell or trade anything relevant
Home Education Camps , Events & Get Togethers - discuss, plan & plot any ideas for HE meet-ups

Useful links for HE groups

Funding Central - Useful site if you run a home education group and need to find funding possibilities.

Flexischooling

Flexischooling families UK - facebook group

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