Preview – Skipping School: Britain’s Invisible Kids


With the number of home-schooled children in Britain almost doubling over the past year, Dispatches investigates the growing trend and ask if, and why, the rights of parents are interfering with the education of their children.

Channel 4 Dispatches delves into education and the dramatic rise in popularity for home-schooling across Britain. The programme visit Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, and discuss whether parents’ rights to withdraw their kids from mainstream education across the UK is detrimental to their development – and even safety – as individuals.

Skipping School: Britain’s Invisible Kids – Monday 10:15pm on Channel 4.