ALMOST 400 children are home educated in Barnsley, according to a report to be discussed by councillors today.

Barnsley Council’s revised Elective Home Education Policy is to be discussed at a meeting of the council’s ruling cabinet, in line with the council’s duty to ensure the tracking, oversight and wellbeing of children of compulsory school age who are not in a mainstream school or academy and whose parents elect to educate them at home.

The report reveals there are currently 382 children and young people on the Elective Home Education register in Barnsley.