Britannica® School

Britannica School is an online learning resource that is trusted by millions of teachers and pupils across the globe.

The information in Britannica School is aligned to the national curriculum, updated daily and spans a range of media, including video, images and audio content. Curated and checked by professional editors, it is the must-have learning and teaching digital resource

With the ability to browse by subject, look for biographies, explore the World Atlas, compare statistical information between different countries and discover interactive resources, Britannica School makes digital learning more accessible than ever.

The breadth of resources available means that whether a school has a diverse catchment, mixed-ability classes or encourages project-based learning, teachers can easily cater for different needs.

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Learning English as a second language

For children learning English as a second language, Britannica School provides a wealth of resources on language, grammar and pronunciation. Our ESL materials can play a central role in helping children improve their English. With access available at school, at home and on the move, teachers and parents can seamlessly support children as they learn.

Helping teachers

Our series of subject and topic specific websites, Britannica® Spotlights, bundle together citable articles, digital resources and lesson plans to help teachers deliver effective lessons. Teachers can embed videos or print images with the click of a button, giving them the flexibility to use the resources however and wherever they need to use them.

Safe and appropriate

Whatever age the child, Britannica School has appropriate teaching and learning resources to help them develop and learn. We encourage confidence in discovery by creating resources that make learning fun for younger children. For older students there is more challenging content and “how to” guides that help students prepare large projects and presentations. All of these resources are available in a safe environment where children can explore a wide range of balanced, professionally edited, subject related material.


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How does Britannica School relate to my curriculum?

Britannica School is a cross-curricular resource that supports learning across all subject areas. Britannica School is excellent for differentiated learning and is aimed at raising academic achievement. The resource also helps to promote literacy across the curriculum and content pieces can be used both inside the classroom and for homework tasks or research reports.

How does Britannica School support pupils/parents for whom English is an additional language?

Britannica School takes advantage of the translation facilities provided by Google. Integration of the translate feature allows us to translate articles into all languages that the Google-translate tool supports. Each article also contains read-aloud functionality as well as an on-demand dictionary. Britannica School also provides three reading levels so each user can find the content that suits their needs and abilities.

Who has access to Britannica School?

A subscription includes use for all students and all teaching staff in school, from home and on any device.

Who are the editors and authors of the content?

Britannica has a complement of over 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 contributors, who are experts in their respective fields worldwide. Notable contributors include Albert Einstein, Desmond Tutu, Tony Hawk and Eleanor Roosevelt.

How often are the services updated?

Britannica School is updated daily and over 120,000 articles are reviewed and revised each year.

Can I copy or reuse content in my own work?

All Britannica content is royalty-free and cleared for copyright on the condition that it is being used for an educational, non-commercial purpose. You may not remove or alter any copyright, trademark, service mark or other legends or proprietary notices.

How can we integrate Britannica School?

Access to Britannica School does not require individual login IDs or passwords. There are a range of authentication options. We work with most LMS and VLE systems and also provide access through IP authentication and URL referral. Britannica will work with your school to provide remote access, helping to promote parental engagement. For further technical support, please contact Britannica on +44 (0)20 7500 7800. This service is available Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm UK time.

How will the Britannica team support my subscription?

Britannica provides a range of online resources to help with the uptake and use of its resources; links can be found here. Britannica provides regular online webinars for new and existing customers; you can book these here. In addition, for new customers, we organise customer-specific online training tailored to meet your school’s specific needs.