Some useful links for families 

 A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.

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Khan Academy

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.


BBC Learning

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.



Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).



For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.



Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.



Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.



Creative computer programming


Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos


National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.



Learn languages for free. Web or app.


Mystery Science

Free science lessons


The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos


Crash Course

YouTube videos on many subjects


Crash Course Kids

As above for a younger audience


Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.


iDEA Awards

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.


Paw Print Badges

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.



All kinds of making.


Prodigy Maths

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.


Cbeebies Radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.


Nature Detectives

A change of emphasis to detecting in the garden with some simple fun activities and resources


British Council

Resources for English language learning


Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free resources for Primary age


Big History Project

Aimed at Secondary age. Multidisciplinary activities.


Geography Games

Geography gaming!


Blue Peter Badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.


The Artful Parent

Good, free art activities


Red Ted Art

Easy arts and crafts for little ones


The Imagination Tree

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.


Toy Theater

Educational online games


DK Find Out…

Activities and quizzes



This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.


YPC facebook page for help, support, challenges and teaching/time table ideas at home.


A link for RIO (Real Ideas Organisation) 
RIO offer online support, for both businesses and families, for free, to help you through this difficult time.


Free Home Ed Resources


Podcasts for Children

Barefoot Books Podcast

Circle Round

Peace Out

Purple Rocket

Sparkle Stories

Story Pirates

Story Time with Yarn Story Factory



What if World

Wow in the world


YouTube Channels



Brains On (Science)

Jack Hartman

Jeography songs for kids


Learning station

Little Stories for Tiny People


Science With Tom


Educational TV programmes

Any David Attenborough

Bear Grylls


Blue World TV


Chasing Monsters



Horrible Histories



Natural World

One Strange Rock

Orangutan Jungle School



River Monsters

Secrets of the Great British Castles


The who was show

The Wild Kratts

Time Team

You Vs Wild


Board games

Any of the Orchard Toys Games

Castle Panic


Connect 4


Electric keyboard

Game of Life

Kids cluedo




Play doh

Pop to the Shops



Top Trumps


What am I?

Who’s who

Zeus on the Loose