Subscription services for unlikely homeschoolers
With schools closing, many trusted subscriptions companies are
offering free trials of their products to support home learning. We
will aim to update this page as often as we can.
See also: Free resources for unlikely
- Adventure Academy - Adventure Academy is
offering free access to its resources during the school closures.
This includes learning games and videos for maths, reading
and more which are suitable for children aged 8-13.
- Apple for the Teacher - Sign up for a free
account to gain access to PDF files, downloadable resources and
PowerPoint presentations suitable for primary
- Audible - Audible has made 100s of
kids' audiobooks available for free. Just click,
stream and listen here - no sign up is required. Audible also
offers a 30-day trial with your first audiobook
- Blutick - Blutick, which covers the
secondary mathematics curriculum, is giving
full access to its services.
- Carter's Yard Phonics - Free access to its
Augmented Reality phonics resource until summer
- Classroom Secrets - Classroom Secrets is free
to use while it's in beta testing. It's packed with maths
and reading activities for children to use independently
as well as a range of teaching resources.
- Dyslexia Academy - Dyslexia
Academy is offering free one-month gold membership with the code
- Emile - Emile is offering free full access
to any school affected by Coronavirus. Emile is an app and online
programme which covers the primary curriculum for numeracy
- English Mastery - English
Mastery is currently offering eight weeks of activities for KS1 and
KS2 and ten weeks' worth for KS3. Support will be updated
throughout the disruption.
- epraise - epraise is offering schools facing
closure due to Covid-19 one-month free access to its base
subscription plus Homework and Messenger optional features.
- epic! -
Free access for parents to its leading digital library, which gives
instant access to 40,000 digital books.
- Good2Learn - Good2Learn offers a free
two-week trial of its online services, which teachers maths
and English lessons for KS2.
- IXL - IXL is offering essential maths
and English skills lessons for Reception through to Year
13 to keep students on track.
- Jump Start Jonny - Free resources avaliable
include exercise videos, mindfulness activities and downloadable
- Kognity - Kognity is offering free access to
its learning platform for schools affected by lockdowns. Kognity
offers interactive GCSE textbooks with videos,
animations and automatically corrected questions.
- Mangahigh - Mangahigh is offering full access
to schools impacted by Coronavirus. Mangahigh offers game-based
learning to engage students in maths and
- Mathematics Mastery -
Mathemathics Mastery is offering several weeks of
activities for KS1, KS2 and KS3.
Maths Factor - Carol Vorderman's maths
platform, aimed at children aged four to 12, is free until schools
- Mathseeds - Mathseeds' 30-day free trial
provides one‑on‑one lessons for ages three to nine, plus
printable resources to support maths home
- Pearson Schools -
Primary, secondary and
revision online curriculum resources
are avaliable to schools free of charge for 90 days during
- PenPal Schools - PenPal Schools is
offering teachers and parents free access to its resources during
the pandemic. It's used by students 8-18. PenPal Schools enables
students to interact and learn with other children
worldwide within two years of their own age.
- PhonicsPlay - PhonicsPlay is
currently free to use and can be used by children without parents
or schools needing to subscribe.
- Purple Mash - 2Simple is offering free
60-day access to both Purple Mash and Serial Mash for the duration
of school closures, giving access to 1000s of
cross-curricular resources and over 100
- Reading Eggs - Reading Eggs'
30-day free trial provides one‑on‑one lessons for ages two to
13 plus access to 2500 e‑books.
- Readly -
Readly has extended its trial period to two months. It offers
unlimited access to 4,850 magazines, including
children's, plus up to five user profiles so multiple family
members can have an account.
- Rising Stars - Register for an account to
access 100s of free resources covering multiple subject
- Rosetta Stone - Three months free access for
students to enable them to keep learning languages at home.
- Teachit - Free resources are available across
the Teachit family, including Teachit Primary, Teachit English, Teachit Maths, Teachit Science, Teachit Languages, Teachit Geography and Teachit History.
- Third Space Learning - Free home learning
resources and maths packs for KS1 and KS2 maths.
- Twinkl has created school closure resource packs for parents and
students which are free for a limited time. These cover
multiple subjects. Use the code UKTWINKLHELPS
or IRLTWINKLHELPS for Ireland.
- Tynker -
Free access to premium coding courses during
school closures. Suitable for ages five to 13+, Tynker offers 40+
award-winning block & text-based courses and
over 3,700 learning modules.
Second Histories - A series of 60 second videos which delivery
history in a simple and engaging format. A number
are free to view, while the rest can be accessed at no cost through
a two-week trial.
- Seneca - Seneca is a free resource proven
to make users learn 2x faster. It offers free teaching resources
certified by teachers, plus 85 free classes covering KS2 to A Level
and multiple subjects.
- Sumdog - Sumdog is providing automatic free
access for the duration of school closures. It offers personalised
maths and spelling practise that pupils love with
adaptive learning and multi-player games.
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