What’s on in the city

For a comprehensive list of events and activities, Visit Southampton has up to date information on events in the city and surrounding areas.

Local home education groups

One of the many benefits of joining a home education group is that experienced home educators are very knowledgeable about learning opportunities locally, particularly if they are free to access. Contact details for groups can be found on the Support for Home Education page.

City College Southampton

In addition to the Further Education provided to school leavers, City College can provide a limited number of infill places to Year 10 & 11 children who are electively home educated.

Parents should ideally apply before August. Further information and a referral and disclosure form can be found under downloads.

Enquiries should be directed to:

Ben Parslow – Student Recruitment Co-ordinator

023 8048 4848


The Prince's Trust

The Prince’s Trust work with young people from aged 11, helping them to work towards their personal goals through Explore, a free and fun personal development programme to equip young people with the tools they need to move forward.

Whilst the Southampton office is no longer open at this time, the service is still available and offering virtual courses. You can get in touch in one of two ways:

National Citizen Service (NCS)

NCS exists to engage, unite and empower young people, building confidence so they can achieve their dreams, no matter where they are from or what their background is.

Designed especially for 16 and 17 year olds (although you can go on the programme as a 15-year-old as long as you turn 16 on or by 31 August of the year you apply for), the NCS experience gives young people a clearer idea of what they want from their future, turning all those ‘No You Cant’s’ into ‘No We Can’.

Find out more and sign up today at the NCS site.