London Home Education Fair 2016

Sunday 2nd October 2016
11a.m. – 3p.m.
Coram's Fields, 93 Guilford Street, London,

All welcome

LEARN about home education, informal education and the legal framework

FIND OUT about local groups, activities and events in London

MEET  and share information with experienced home educators and home education organisations

11a.m. – doors open and registration


TALKS                                                                                             Band Hall


11.30 – 12.15 p.m.     “Elective Home Education" –  Who, How, What, Where of HE?



12.30 –  1.30 p.m.      Harriet Pattison - “Exploring Freedom - the case of learning to read”

                                     Home Educator, researcher and author, presents her latest research

                                    ‘genuinely rethink learning.... '



Children’s story time with Ross Mountney – Home Educator, author and blogger

11.45 a.m.  12.15p.m.  12.45p.m.    

                                                                                                                                    Guide Hall

2.00p.m. – 3.00p.m.  Q & A - exploring later years in Home Education – teens and older




BOOK STALL – Home Education books and children’s books (pre-used/nearly new)

Ross Mountney and Harriet Pattison books – Home Educators and Authors


CAFE - serving from 11.30a.m. – 2.00p.m.

served by home educated young people and Dee Woods, home educator and 2016 winner of

BBC Cook of the Year Food and Farming Awards


OTHERWISE CLUB - Leslie Barson

a community centre for families choosing to learn together without school. It provides opportunities to meet regularly, exchange views, offer mutual support, as well as organise activities and trips for families.


INFORMATION STALLS: –                                                                                   Guide Hall


Home Education Advisory Service - HEAS is a national charity. Providing advice and practical support for families who wish to educate  their children. Interest in home education is increasing. HEAS was established in 1995 by experienced home educators to provide good quality information on both the legal and practical aspects


ED YOURSELF Home Education ConsultancyFiona Nicholson has given evidence to Government Committees on elective home education and provides up-to-date analysis of key areas of elective home education practice and policy in England and Wales, including Special Educational Needs.


DADSHome Educating Dads

TEENS Home Educated Teenagers 

DIVERSITY OTHERWISE provides a gateway to the many and diverse multi-cultural UK home educating communities

GROUPSinformation about Home Education groups across London

    For enquiries, please email

    The Home Education Fair is organised by The Otherwise Club:


    Children are very welcome at this event.   NO adult can enter Coram's Fields WITHOUT a child.  
    There will be craft activities on offer at the Fair itself but there is no creche provided; parents and carers are responsible for their children at all times.

    For Information on  getting there and parking click  here

    Coram's Fields is a unique seven acre playground and park: for families with children. 

    There is an adventure playground, sandpit, a city farm, swings and climbing frames, as well as football/ cricket/basketball pitches.

    PLEASE NOTE:  We want to keep the fair open to all, with a focus on information and skills sharing.  Therefore we do not have  stalls for hire which offer curricula and services to home educators.