Education is compulsory - school is optional

A number of resources have been made available online, discounted, or made free of charge by providers to assist families dealing with school closures.  We will add to the list below as we become aware of special provisions.

PLEASE NOTE: links are provided in good faith but EO does not assess, recommend or endorse any listed service. It is the responsibility of group organisers and parents to ensure that the necessary checks are carried out.


The Department for Education has also produced a list of free resources which includes English, Maths, Science, PE, wellbeing, and SEND

Online Education Resources

Oak National Academy - Government-backed collection of lessons and resources

Teachers Pet - Weekly resource packs available free of charge

Education Quizzes - Subscribers can create 30 free accounts for friends and family

PlanBee - 30% discount (Enter code COVID19 )

BrainPOP - Free access during school closures

Mystery Science - Free science lessons

Class Central - Free online courses

British Sign - Discounted online sign language courses

Phonics Play - Free access using username march20 and password home

World Book - Free access to ebooks

Kids Activities Blog - list of more free resources

Activity Village - Free activity packs

Collins - Free online resources while schools are closed

Twinkl - One month free with code CVDTWINKLHELPS 

Little Angel Theatre - Free daily story readings and activity packs

Council for British Archeology - All publications currently available to download free of charge

Social Media Groups

Temporary Home Education Families - a Facebook group

Free Home School Lockdown Resources and Support - a Facebook group

Virtual Tours

Adventures in Familyhood - 20 Virtual field trips

New England Aquarium - Virtual Visit

Cincinnati Zoo - Home Safari on Facebook

Wind in the Willows - Free online streaming of the West End production

Whats on Stage - Other stage shows and operas for free online streaming

Other Sites

Amazon Audible - Free Audio Books

Climb the Walls - Free online dance classes

The Body Coach - Kids workout videos

David Walliams - Free audio stories each day for 30 days

First news - Children's newspaper.  Free downloadable issue weekly

Living Life to the Full - Online life skills course for young people.  Free until June 30th

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