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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 homeschoolers

  • 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 pupils.
  • 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 free.  
  • Blutick - Blutick, which covers the secondary mathematics curriculum, is giving full access to its services. 
  • 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 March20. 
  • 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 and SPaG.
  • 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.
  • Good2Learn - Good2Learn offers a free two-week trial of its online services, which teachers maths and English lessons for KS2.
  • Jump Start Jonny - Free resources avaliable include exercise videos, mindfulness activities and downloadable fitness resources.
  • 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 coding.
  • Mathematics Mastery - Mathemathics Mastery is offering several weeks of activities for KS1, KS2 and KS3. 
  • The Maths Factor - Carol Vorderman's maths platform, aimed at children aged four to 12, is free until schools reopen. 
  • Mathseeds - Mathseeds' 30-day free trial provides one‑on‑one lessons for ages three to nine, plus printable resources to support maths home learning. 
  • Pearson Schools - Primary, secondary and revision online curriculum resources are avaliable to schools free of charge for 90 days during closures. 
  • 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 books.
  • Reading Eggs - Reading Eggs' 30-day free trial provides one‑on‑one lessons for ages two to 13 plus access to 2500 e‑books.
  • Rising Stars - Register for an account to access 100s of free resources covering multiple subject areas
  • 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
  • Twinkl - 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. 
  • 60 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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