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Are you considering home schooling in the UK? If so you need to see this massive list of home education resources, for kids of ALL ages.
If you have taken the decision to homeschool, or even if you are just looking for after school resources, these are the best home school websites we have found.
Home schooling in the UK does not have to be expensive, despite what you may have heard. In fact, for us, it is actually cheaper than school.
When we first started I was overwhelmed with how many FREE homeschool resources there were.
Not all of these homeschool websites follow the UK national curriculum, which we do. But this is not a requirement for home educating in the UK though, so don’t worry. The reason we still follow the curriculum though is my son will be doing GCSEs.
BUT, even though we follow the curriculum we still use some amazing American resources to help with homeschooling UK. If you are struggling to get to grips with the American school grade system there is a comparison table on this IXL review post.
Homeschooling in the UK
We have been home educating for a number of years, and with the increased popularity, I am still surprised at how many people still don’t understand it.
You can teach your child at home, either full or part-time. This is called home education. You can get help with home education from your local council. As a parent, you must make sure your child receives a full time education from the age of 5 but you don’t have to follow the national curriculum.https://www.gov.uk/home-education
I have reviewed a number of these educational resources for you, and have added a link to our review next to the resource. I hope you find the reviews helpful. Let me know in the comments if you have any queries, and I will do my best to answer them for you.
This home schooling UK resources post is frequently being updated, with any new resources we find, so keep popping back to see what’s new.
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Top 10 Home Schooling Resources
In this section, I have only included the educational resources that we use and love. We have reviewed most of these resources too. The reason I have included both Edplace and IXL is I can’t pick between them. We go between both resources however, you only need one of them.
- Edplace – Paid for Maths & English. Use code FREDDIE20 for an exclusive 20% off
- IXL – Paid for Maths & English
- Twinkl – Paid and Free
- Rosetta Stone – Languages
- Kidztype – Touch Typing (FREE)
- Adventure Academy – Math, English & Science Games! (Currently 70% OFF)
- Duo Lingo – Languages (FREE)
- Curiosity Stream (Not FREE but really cheap – great especially for history & Science video streaming on the TV)
- Night Zookeeper – Inspire a love of writing – get 50% off and a free trial
- Khan Academy – Science & Humanities (FREE)
Home Schooling UK
EdPlace – KS1 to KS4 you can have a free trial for only £1 or subscribe for as little as £66 per year. Exclusive discount just for my readers – get 20% off subscriptions with code: FREDDIE20
Twinkl – this is a must in my opinion. Twinkl is for all areas of the curriculum and is for all ages up to KS4. Price from £4.49 per month. Check out my review of some of their free educational resources.
Adventure Academy is aimed at children aged 8-13 and is an amazing educational game in science, maths, and English! The kids will thank you for this one. Check out our review of Adventure Academy here, ABC Mouse is from the same company but aimed at children 2-8, check out our ABCmouse review.
BBC Bitesize – this is for all aged children and has lots of videos and helpful articles. This is a free service.
TES– there are some free resources on here, although you can purchase each individual topic or resource.
Teachers Pay Teachers– This is for all children and they have lots of free resources. There are also paid for worksheets.
Teaching Packs – priced at £17.50 per year for thousands of teaching packs.
Activity Village – access to over 29k printable activities at only £15 per annum
Khan Academy – Free personalised learning resources for all ages.
Learning Resources Science Museum – This site brings together resources from museums, including activities, games and videos. Discover activities to support a range of curriculum topics for use in the classroom, in museum galleries and beyond. KS1 – KS4 and they are free resources.
Quizlet – Free education resources for KS1 – KS4.
KM Tuition -Maths, English and Science free worksheets and past exam papers.
Kidztype – Free typing games to help with touch typing.
Open Learn -Free learning from the Open University. There are some amazing free resources here for children aged 13 and over.
Home Education Resources UK
The School Run This is for primary school year children. A 14-day trial costs £1.97. When you take out your trial you can choose one of three subscription packages: £39.97 for six months; £59.97 for 12 months; £130 for a School Lifetime (7 years’ continuous access).
Primary Leap – this is for primary school children and they offer a free subscription. You can, however, upgrade to a paid subscription from £3.75 per month.
Top Marks – primary free resources.
Rising Stars primary school resources, a lot of free resources.
Soft Schools primary school free resources.
Education.com – primary school children resources, from free to $9.99 per month.
Primary Resources free resources for primary school children.
Oxford Owl free resources for primary school children.
Every School– free resources for primary school children.
Have Fun Teaching – free resources and worksheets for primary school children.
Teach it Primary – All subjects great for primary school. There are free subscriptions and paid for subscriptions start at £49.95
@school – Quarterly subscription £9.99
Skoolbo – All subjects great for primary school. 30-day free trial $10.95 per month
Apple for the Teacher – £43.20 per year
Parents in Touch – from £20 per year
K5 Learning – This is an American site with free worksheets in maths and English
Homeschooling English Resources
If you are looking for a homeschool spelling curriculum check out my latest blog post.
Literacy Shed – Videos and worksheets to help with English for primary school children.
Reading Eggs helping children learn to read, there is a free 30 day trial and then £39.95 for an annual subscription.
Puzzle Maker a free tool for making your own word puzzles.
TeachIT English KS3 and above there is a free subscription or paid for start at £55 per year.
Nessy – Great tool for children with dyslexia, prices start from £8 per month
Teach your monster to read – a free resource to help children learn to read.
Picture Book Explorers – there are a few resources or some paid topics to chose from.
Phonics Play -for younger children learning how to use Phonics. Free trial and free resources available.
Best Homeschool Maths Resources
The Maths Factor – Carol Vorderman’s online maths school. This is for primary school children and costs £9.99 per month, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee. Packed with incentives for children including real medals which get sent in the post if a child completes a session every day for 30 days.
Thinkster Math – They claim their students see up to a 90% improvement in Math scores within 3 months. What I do know for sure is they have a 7-day free trial, so why not see for yourself.
Smartick – fun maths curriculum online for children aged 4-14. We have reviewed this great maths resource, and there is a massive 15% off for you plus a free trial. To learn more about the Smartick math program check out our review.
Corbett Maths free resource and has videos and questions and answers.
Maths Watch – Covers maths from primary to A-Level. It costs about £100 p.a but this is for lots of users. So if you can get a few people together it would be cheaper.
My Mini Maths – with more than 1,300 free resources for primary school children.
Conquer Maths learning maths for children aged 4 – 19 years old. £99.99 for a year subscription.
Teach IT Maths – KS3 and above. There is a free subscription and paid for subscriptions start at £30 per year.
Absolute Maths -Self-study/revision website for iGCSE/GCSE levels and there are also Absolute Maths Courses which is separate tuition led section of the business currently for KS3 and iGCSE/GCS
Prodigy Maths – free resource for primary school children
Adapted Mind $9.95 per month, but there is a free trial.
Math Play Ground – free resource and paid for subscriptions at $6.99 per month (this is a special summer rate)
MEP (Maths Enhancement Programme) free resources up to A Level students.
Doodle Maths – This is a fun app with maths quizzes. There is a free plan plus a paid-for one at £4.99 per month
CTCMath – check out my honest review of this great maths online resource for the whole family. They also offer a free trial.
Math Whizz – they offer a free trial or you can subscribe for £149 per year.
Maths is Fun – Primary school free resources.
Maths Gynie – Primary up to A Level amazing free resources, videos, exam papers and solutions.
Mathster – Free worksheets for GCSE and A Level
Maths Chase – Free times table tests
Transum – FREE mathematical activities, puzzles, problems, visual aids, investigations and lots more.
Homeschool Science Programs
If you are looking for a homeschool science curriculum check out my recent blog post.
Mel Science – They have created a standalone educational package that will captivate your child by demonstrating real science principles in all their beauty and depth. They offer a next-generation chemistry set delivered as a monthly subscription. Get up to three experiments a month to expand your child’s horizons. Includes a free VR headset and Starter Kit.
Outstanding Science primary school resource at £25 a year.
Mystery Science home school subscription at $69 per year. But there are free trials available too.
Developing Experts – Developing Experts brings science into your home for children aged 4 to 14 years. Create your FREE 14-day trial account and get instant access to over 700 interactive, online science lessons at your fingertips.
Teach It Science KS3 and above. There is a free subscription or paid for subscriptions that start at £30 per year.
Mystery Doug – This is a free resource
School Science – This is a free resource.
Sublime Science – there are free resources (they also do amazing parties, which we did a couple of years ago and the kids loved it)
BBC Terrific Science – free resources
Interactive Elements Table – periodic table in pictures and words.
History For Homeschoolers
PE Home Learning
It is, of course, important to keep kids active during the homeschool day. Check out my free tips on how to encourage physical education plus 14 of the best homeschool PE ideas.
Best Homeschool Geography Curriculum
Check out our ultimate list of geography curriculum here, perfect for homeschool.
Lets Go Geography – This is an American program, however as it is online it works perfectly for the UK. They discover 30 different countries every year for primary-aged children. You can also download a free lesson.
3D Geography – Make models and great free resources
BBC Bitesize – Free resources from Primary to KS3
Foreign Languages Resources – Home Schooling UK
Check out 19 of the best foreign language curriculum for homeschoolers blog post.
Rosetta Stone – trusted by Lego and BMW Rosetta Stone is the best way to learn a foreign language
Duo Lingo (Tiny Cards) This is an amazing free app and it has 19 different languages to learn.
Teach it Languages – KS3 and above. There is a free subscription and paid for plans start at £30 per year.
Check out our homeschool programming tips and advice.
Tynker – a self-paced oline coding course for kids from 5-18 with all skill levels.
Code.org – This is a free resource.
Scratch – this is a free resource.
Codeacadamy – this is a free resource
GamEd Academy – Learning through play with Minecraft. Prices vary
If you are looking for a full art curriculum check out this post on online art classes for homeschoolers.
Red Ted Art has lots of free ideas and printable’s.
Krokatak – loads of free arts and crafts, videos and printables
Homeschool Music Lessons
Ultimate List of Music Curriculum
Jamplay – Online Guitar Lessons – Learn Guitar from World Class Teachers. JamPlay™ is the leader in online guitar lessons. If you are just getting started with guitar or are interested in improving, you have come to the right place. Perfect for both the beginner guitarist to a seasoned musician.
Online Guitar Lessons for Kids from Tremolo a UK online guitar tutor
Echo Education focuses on courses for IGCSE and Key stage 3 they have experienced home educators and often courses with or without tutor support.
Educator – Math and science for high school and college students.
Home School Tutoring
If you want your children to have live online classes why not check out Outschool.
My Tutor is the leading online tutor in the UK. Their private tuition starts as low as £20 per hour, and they get reviews of 4.8/5 by families. Check out our review of the online tutors from MyTutor, we highly recommend them.
Mark My Papers is an independent marking service. You need to scan the children’s work to them and they send it back marked with full detail. This is for children from KS2 up to A Levels.
Homeschooling National Curriculum Books
The National Curriculum in England – Handbook for Primary Teachers – (updated version 2020) is like my home schooling UK bible! I refer to it a lot, especially as we use American homeschool resources.
CGP books – we love these CGP books and we use them regularly to break up the online work.
Reading Books for Kids
If you are struggling to get your children to read, check out this great post on 15 tips to encourage children to read.
Check out our 100 favorite reading books for kids aged between 8-12.
Home Schooling UK Facebook Groups
Home Education UK – this is an amazing supportive Facebook group that has over 40k active followers. (I am not affiliated in any way with this group.)
Free Home Schooling UK Resources
If you are looking for the most concise list of free curriculum for homeschool check out my most recent post. If you are needing a Free homeschool scheduler, look no further than Trello, see my review.
I hope you find these home education websites useful. If you know of any other home schooling UK resources please let me know in the comments and I will add them.
Last Updated on 25 October 2021 by homeschoolof1