Dec 17, 2017, Wales Online: Two mothers explain why they chose to home educate their children http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/education/two-mothers-explain-chose-home-14044760 Parents home educating in Wales say they do so because school is wrong for their children, not because they are opposed to the system. Mainstream education is too focused on a one-size fits all system which doesn’t account for their individual learning needs, although they accept it works for others. One group set up to bring home educating families together says nine in 10 children in it have additional learning needs. The parents were speaking as figures show number of home-schooled children in Wales has risen slightly from 1,682 in 2015-16 to 1,724 in 2016-17, according to Welsh Government figures. Figures have risen every year since 2011 when 986 home-schooled children were recorded in Wales.