Home Tuition

This Department operates three different categories of Home Tuition for the 2019/2020 school year

Category 1: Home Tuition for children with special educational needs and medical grounds

The purpose of this Home Tuition Scheme is to provide a compensatory educational service for children who, for a number of reasons such as chronic illness, are unable to attend school. The scheme also provides a compensatory educational service for children with special educational needs seeking an educational placement. Provision is also made for early educational intervention for children with autism.

How to Apply

Please read Circular 0043/2019 - Home Tuition Grant Scheme 2019/2020 - Special Education Component, for information on this Scheme and details of eligibility criteria.

Application Forms

  • HTSEN1: Application for home tuition for children with special educational needs
  • HT_TUTOR: Application for change of Tutor or additional Tutors
  • HTMED1: Application for home tuition for pupils with a significant medical condition 

Contact

  • Address: Special Education Section, Department of Education & Skills, Cornamaddy, Athlone, County Westmeath. N37 X659
  • Email:special_education@education.gov.ie
  • Phone: (090) 648 4187

Category 2: Home Tuition for reasons other than special educational needs and medical grounds

The purpose of this Home Tuition Scheme is to provide a temporary educational measure for a child who is temporarily without a school place, or without the offer of a school place and for whom a school place is being actively sought in a school recognised by the Department of Education and Skills.  Application forms for this strand of Home Tuition are only available from the local Educational Welfare Officer, contact details available on the TUSLA website.

As outlined in the circular a second strand of this scheme is for children in care, only, who are without a school place due to emergency placement or placement disruption.  Application forms for this strand are only available from the appointed social worker

How to Apply

Please read Circular 0056/2019 - Home Tuition Grant Scheme for children without a school place for reasons other than special educational needs and medical grounds for information on this scheme and details of eligibility criteria.

Strand 1: Application forms for this scheme may be obtained from your local Educational Welfare Officer, through your local  Educational Welfare Service which is part of the  Child and Family Agency, contact details available on the TUSLA website.

Strand 2: Application forms for this scheme may be obtained from the Appointed Social Worker

Contact:

  • Address: Parents and Learners Unit - Home Tuition Section, Department of Education and Skills, Friars Mill Road, Mullingar, County Westmeath, N91 H3OY
  • Email:hometuitionapprovals@education.gov.ie
  • Phone: 0761 108 581 or 0761 108 584

Category 3: Home Tuition for Students on Maternity Related Absences

The purpose of this scheme is to provide home tuition to students who are enrolled in a recognised school at post primary level studying at junior or senior cycle and whose education may be disrupted due to pregnancy.

How to Apply

Please read Circular 0052/2017 - Home Tuition Grant Scheme 2017 /2018 - Maternity Related Absences Component for information on this scheme and details of criteria for eligibility citeria.

Application Forms

Contact

  • Address: Home Tuition Sanction Unit, Department of Education and Skills, Friars Mill Road, Mullingar, County Westmeath, N91 H3OY
  • Email:hometuitionapprovals@education.gov.ie
  • Phone:0761 108 581 or 0761 108 575