For some children and young people, education in any setting would be inappropriate due to their special educational needs. This is often referred to education otherwise than in a school, but includes early years and post 16 settings as well.   

If the local authority (LA) agrees it would be inappropriate for any required special educational provision to be delivered in a school, it can agree to arrange for it to be delivered somewhere else, for example at home. The LA must arrange and pay for that provision.

EOTAS is different to elective home education. With an EOTAS package the LA is responsible for arranging and paying for the provision. If you choose to home educate your child, the LA is not responsible for meeting any of the costs or providing any support.  

You can find out more about EOTAS on our website.