According to reports, the number of children registered for home education in the UK rose by 75% between September 2020 – April 2021, compared to averages over the previous two academic years. Parents told the BBC that fears over their children’s health and learning had led them to choose to continue home educating after the schools reopened as a result of the pandemic. The Department for Educations says it ‘supports home-educating parents and plans to launch a registration system’.