Home schooling

Training within the household Ministry of Nationwide Training, Youth and Sports activities

After the announcement of the law no. 2021-1109, dated August 24, 2021, confirming compliance with the principles of the Republic, may not be waived the obligation of compulsory education in a public or private school from all children subject to compulsory education (children aged three to sixteen years), than in authorization issued by academic servicesfor some reasons based on the child’s situation and exhaustively defined by law.

For what reason can you apply for authorization of home teaching?

  • L’health of the child or his inability ;
  • The practice ofsports activities Where artistic intensity ;
  • L’family homelessness in France orgeographical distance any public school institution;
  • The existence of one the specific situation of the child that motivates the educational project.

In addition, the law provides a transitional regime for already educated children in the family before the entry into force of the new system. For children educated regularly in the family in 2021-2022A derogatory regime will be implemented at the beginning of the academic year 2022. Thus, will be granted authorization by right for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years when the results of the annual pedagogical control for the 2021-2022 school year were judged enough.

My child is homeschooled in 2021-2022 and I would like to continue homeschooling in 2022-2023

When and to whom should you submit your application?

You must send your file between 1er March and 31 May 2022 inclusive with DSDEN (Department of Departmental Services of National Education) of the department where the child lives.

As an exception, only children who have undergone an educational control in the years 2021-2022, the results of which have been assessed as sufficient, can benefit from authorization for family learning according to the law.

1) If your child meets this condition, you must submit a request for full authorization for home schooling for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years, according to the following procedures:

2) If your child does not meet this condition AND you are in one of the four situations provided by law (the child’s condition or his disability/the practice of intensive sports or artistic activities/homelessness of the family in France or geographical distance from any public school/existence of a specific situation for the child that motivates the educational project), you must send a request for authorization for home tuition for the school year 2022-2023, according to the following conditions:

My child is in school in 2021-2022 and I want to home educate him in 2022-2023

When and to whom should you submit your application?

The general case

You must send your file between 1er March and 31 May 2022 inclusive with DSDEN (Department of Departmental Services of National Education) of the department where the child lives.

Special situations

You can submit an authorization request at any time with DSDEN:

  • First status : reasons related to the health condition of the child, his disability or the geographical distance from any public school institution that appeared after the time of filing the application.
    In this case, you must attach any evidence justifying that the reason for the claim was submitted after the deadline for submitting claims (1er March to 31 May 2022).
  • The second condition : when, after consultation with the director of the public or private educational institution where the child is registered, it is determined that the child’s physical or moral integrity is at risk.
    In this case, you must attach to the additional documents in your file:
    • The detailed opinion of the director of the public or private educational institution in which the child is registered for the family education project;
    • Any useful document that can prove that the physical or moral integrity of the child is threatened.

How do I apply for a home education permit?

How long is a homeschooling leave?

The general case

The permit is granted for the duration of the school year.

Consequently, you must submit an application for home tuition authorization each year to the DSDEN of the child’s place of residence.

Special situation

Authorization can be granted for a maximum of three school years when the request is motivated by the health condition or disability of the child.

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