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What is Britannica School?

The information in Britannica School is aligned to the national curriculum for England, Scottish Standards, IB and US Common Core. The platform is updated daily by a team of 100 editors and spans a range of media, including video, images and audio content for all learning styles. As well as Britannica's rights-cleared content, we have also collaborated with trusted partners to deliver academic journals, primary source materials, and a collection of the internet's most reliable websites.

Britannica School offers three different levels to support early years and primary, secondary and sixth form. In addition, various differentiation tools are built into the platform to meet the diverse range of student needs within a mixed-ability classroom at all age and skill levels. Students can adapt the reading-level of information within any text they access and are futher supported with read-aloud functionality, double-click dictionaries, and article translations available in over 100 languages for EAL pupils, meaning that every student is catered for.

Educators and students are able to save and view their favourite content from Britannica School, and organise them into Resource Packs within a personalised 'My Britannica' account. Within this area, users have the option to upload their own content such as worksheets and mark schemes, to personalise the content. For further customisation, the 'notes' section allows for simple communication between educators and students, making the 'My Britannica' area a great tool for remote learning and homework activities.

The Britannica School service is accessible both in school and from home on any device. We provide integration options for any VLE, most notably Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom, making it easier for you to implement Britannica in order to meet your school's learning strategies.

Recommended Usage

We recommend Britannica School replaces general internet searches within your school. Through daily use and interaction, students will be better equipped to research independently and become more knowledgable about the subjects they are studying.

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Educational Impact

build student knowledge
87%
improve attainment
69%
reduce teacher workload
66%
improve parent engagement
50%

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CompanyHQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 1768
Age Range0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18
FeaturesRead-aloud FunctionMerriam Webster DictionaryTranslation ToolShare ContentRights-cleared VisualsDifferentiated Reading-levelsCitationSafe ResearchEbsco JournalsCollection Of Reliable Websites
LanguagesArabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
AccessibilityModerate features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookDesktop - LinuxMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

Log in details will be provided by Britannica upon start date and internet access required.

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Within 24 hours.

TrainingIn PersonWebinarsVideos

Online CPD sessions are included in Britannica School subscriptions and training is offered for free throughout your subscription in the format that works best for your school.

SupportEmailFAQs/ForumPhone Support

Every subscribing school is allocated their own Britannica Account Manager who will be their point of contact and who will provide them with whatever support they need.

Home LearningParent Access

Anyone can create the account.

View home learning page

Britannica has a range of parent-facing guides and materials to encourage parental engagement with our resource. Login details can also be made available to parents to assist with home learning.

TagsResearch skillsOnline learning BritannicaBritannica DigitalLibrary toolsSafe search Classroom resourcesProject-based learningDifferentiationEAL supportReading supportEPQ resourcesCurriculum resourcesCurriculum-alignedEBSCOJournalseBooksArticlesImagesPrimary Sources

Britannica School Pricing


Pricing Plans

Free TrialPaid Subscription

Britannica School pricing starts from £679 / year

Britannica School's subscription costs £679 per annum for a primary or prep school and £1140 per annum for a secondary. This price gives access to all members of your school community.

For smaller-than-average schools, prices can vary and discounted rates are available for mutli-year licences.

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Britannica School Reviews

4.5 out of 5

from 113 Verified Reviews

Britannica School has collected 43 reviews in the past 6 months

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Jamie Bird

Assistant Head Teacher and Leader of Learning

Ainslie Wood Primary School, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Britannica School occasionally for 3-4 years

Sep 2022

Great resource and a wonderful alternative to random Googling

Jamie Bird found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Teachers will need to pre-discover content before sharing or allowing their class to discover it
  • Not improves parent engagement
    Not yet something we have ventured into but this is something for us to explore
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Edita Roberts

Teacher

Základní škola Velvary, okres Kladno, Czechia

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Sep 2022

I had a training yesterday and I love the features, I'm looking forward to using it

Edita Roberts found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    We are new to using Britannica
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    Not sure at the moment
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    as we are new to Britannica I don't have any examples yet
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Wanja Chiuri

Teaching Assistant

Braeburn School, Kenya

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Aug 2022

Still getting to familiarize myself with it

Wanja Chiuri found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Effective planning; curriculum overview
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    Constant communication
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Children love and enjoy school
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    Mastery of skills
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Cheryl Ngima

Class Teacher

Braeside School, Kenya

Used Britannica School weekly for 7–12 months

Aug 2022

It's the best research tool for children. Children, teachers and parents find it easy to use Britannica school.

Cheryl Ngima found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    As a teacher of 7 year olds, I don't have to search online for age appropriate site links for my pupils to carry out research, since I have Britannica School which is an age appropriate tool.
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    The parents are able to help the children navigate through the website whenever needed. Most of the parents have familiarised themselves with the website.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Britannica school helps the children to enjoy research and improve on their research skills. The language feature is also very useful for EAL pupils.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Britannica school contains information in different forms for different age groups, thus making it enjoyable for pupils of different abilities.
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Noa

primary librarian

International School Utrecht, Netherlands

Used Britannica School occasionally for 5 years+

Aug 2022

Noa found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Osa Oyegun

Library Media Specialist

American International School Abuja (AISA), Nigeria

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Aug 2022

The site is useful across multiple subjects for both teachers and students.

Osa Oyegun found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Britannica can help shore up units that are missing core information for students. In our case, Social Studies units.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Students are more independent and use their time learning more useful information.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    See above.
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Steve

Educational Director

NSWLearning, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Britannica School weekly for 5 years+

Jul 2022

Britannica is an excellent resource which has continually improved in recent years. To secure a 10, I would like to see materials that are more closely linked with Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses, which we use extensively within NSWLearning.

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Steve. We really appreciate your feedback and will look at the Cambridge IDGCSE syllabuses more closely as we develop the resource.
Steve found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Makes searching for material easier and with greater confidence in the outcome.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    At the very least it provides students in certain subjects with a great breath and at tiems depth of revelant knowledge.
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Jacquline. A

Kannada teacher

Clarence High School, India

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Jun 2022

Team work, creative, more

Reply from Britannica School:Thanks Jacquline! Great to get some feedback from you
Jacquline. A found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    We got an idea to work
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    Nil
  • Moderately improves attainment
    To understand
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    To encourage children
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Roy Abraham

Assistant master

Clarence High School, India

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Jun 2022

It is definitely useful

Reply from Britannica School:Thanks Roy!
Roy Abraham found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Saves time of preparation
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Kirsten

Head of Department for Foundation Phase

Pinnacle College Rynfield, South Africa

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Jun 2022

Really enjoyed the training

Reply from Britannica School:Great feedback for our training team. Thanks Kirsten!
Kirsten found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Ruben

Grade 5 Teacher

International College Spain, Spain

Used Britannica School monthly for 1-2 years

May 2022

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback to us Ruben. If we can provide any additional materials or training to showcase how we can better support these different areas, please let us know.
Ruben found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Dina Abizaid

Librarian

Istanbul International Community School, Turkey

Used Britannica School weekly for 3-4 years

May 2022

I just learned today that Britannica has a partnership with EBSCO

Reply from Britannica School:Brilliant feedback, thank you Dina. Glad that you learnt about the EBSCO partnership we have and hope that supports both teachers and students. Click here to download our Parent Guide and Home Learning Guide to better understand how parents can benefit with free access from home. https://sites.google.com/britannica.co.uk/customer-care-centre/ebooks
Dina Abizaid found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Lesson Planning guide and multiple resources available
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    I am not sure what to say here. As I am not aware if parents are involved at all here
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Again, I believe so
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Yes, they display how to navigate and cite sources
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Fritjof Troll

Teacher

IPS Hilversum- Rembrandtlaan Location, Netherlands

Used Britannica School occasionally for 1-2 years

May 2022

Excellent resource. Some information is not on Brittanica, then students need to revert to other sources.

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Fritjof. Did you know that when you do a search on Britannica School, you can click the 'More' button to see credible, trusted results from other sources including EBSCO, Project Gutenburg and other trusted websites? See this video to learn more - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhIXfVg_IbQ&t=2s
Fritjof Troll found Britannica School:
  • Not reduces teacher workload
    --
  • Not significantly improves parent engagement
    Possibly for parents to use with thier kids for their homework.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    High quality, kid friendly Information for their research
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    inquiry based learning is enhanced with the help of brittanica
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Roxy Pérez

School Librarian and homeroom teacher

Colegio Internacional SEK-Santa Isabel, Spain

Used Britannica School weekly for 0–3 months

May 2022

I am happy with the support and tranining we are have access to.

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Roxy. Pleased to hear that you feel supported by our team. Parents have free access at home to support students with homework and revision. For more information, please book a session with our trainers who can provide letters to send home and some guidance around this.
Roxy Pérez found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Finding and searching for information is easier
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    I don´t have experience enough to answer this as we just incorporated Britannica.
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Students are able to inquire
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Rico Chow

Principal of Secondary

Verita International School, Romania

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

May 2022

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you for your feedback Rico!
Rico Chow found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    It certainly saves teacher time to source credible sources for students!
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    I'm not sure as I have not used Britannica enough to assess parent engagement.
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Kayti Selbie

Teacher Librarian

The English College in Prague, Czechia

Used Britannica School weekly for 1-2 years

May 2022

It is a good resource

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Kayti. It may be worthwhile to book a 15 minute online training session with our team of trainers focussed on how we can support those different areas including parental engagement and attainment. Click here to register - https://sites.google.com/britannica.co.uk/customer-care-centre/training
Kayti Selbie found Britannica School:
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    An easily accessible resource to direct students to
  • Not improves parent engagement
    None
  • Slightly improves attainment
    None
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    None
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Nada

Digital Learning Coordinator/ Librarian

AlSamiah International School, Jordan

Used Britannica School monthly for 3-4 years

May 2022

easy to use, age appropriate

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Nada for your feedback. If you need more support around increasing parental engagement or improving attainment with Britannica, please let us know. You can book a session focussed on these areas with a Britannica trainer - https://sites.google.com/britannica.co.uk/customer-care-centre/training
Nada found Britannica School:
  • Not reduces teacher workload
    content
  • Not improves parent engagement
  • Not improves attainment
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    not really
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Nathan Deeney

Student Life Coordinator

ISC-Lahore, Pakistan

Used Britannica School monthly for 3-4 years

May 2022

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Nathan for your feedback!
Nathan Deeney found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Lucas Maxwell

Librarian

Used Britannica School weekly for 3-4 years

May 2022

I use it weekly for library lessons, it is a great resource!

Reply from Britannica School:Brilliant to hear this Lucas. Thank you!
Lucas Maxwell found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    It helps me a great deal in Library Lessons
  • Not significantly improves parent engagement
    I am unfortunately not aware of parent engagement with it.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    I do not assess attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    It is a very useful site in ensuring students are researching responsibly
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Fátima Canha Laima

Library assistant

Saint Dominic's International School, Portugal

Used Britannica School occasionally for 5 years+

May 2022

User friendly, integrates Ebsco journals, offers a selection of good websites, presents a translation tool useful for international schools, the useful reading levels, etc.

Reply from Britannica School:Fantastic feedback, thank you!
Fátima Canha Laima found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    On research skills
  • Significantly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    User friendly database
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Sara

Library Assistant

American International School of Zagreb, Croatia

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

May 2022

It's user friendly, attractive design, accessible, variety of reading levels, students can learn easily through it

Reply from Britannica School:Great feedback, thank you Sara
Sara found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    They don't have to question the transparency and reliability of the texts they'd like to use
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    I'm not sure
  • Slightly improves attainment
    I'm not sure
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    The accessible visuals help them learn easily without having to read all the time
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Pam

Teacher Librarian

Pechersk School International, Ukraine

Used Britannica School monthly for 5 years+

May 2022

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Pam!
Pam found Britannica School:
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Lindy

Remedial Teacher

Tyger Valley College, South Africa

Used Britannica School occasionally for 4-6 months

May 2022

A wonderful resource that is safe for our children and families to use

Reply from Britannica School:Brilliant to hear that families are making use of our Britannica School resource too. Thank you Lindy
Lindy found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    The information, pictures and videos are easy to find and use for lesson presentations
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    Pupils have easy access to a great resource for projects and extension
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Interesting, well-presented information is easily accessible
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    The three levels are great for differentiation
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Jules Crossley-Nilsen

Media Centre Manager

International School of Bergen, Norway

Used Britannica School weekly for 3-4 years

May 2022

I really like working with Britannica and hoping that my knowledge of its useage will get much improved.

Reply from Britannica School:Great to hear this Jules. Please let us know what we can do to support you with building knowledge of what the product offers. We provide free online training to schools that can be booked here - https://sites.google.com/britannica.co.uk/customer-care-centre/training
Jules Crossley-Nilsen found Britannica School:
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    The issue at the moment is that we haven't used it for a while so we are currently learning everything again, so that's impacting my work load working with the students.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    Haven't got there yet!
  • Slightly improves attainment
    We haven't tested it within the library. It is used mostly in the class room.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Primary School when searching information about people - Rosa Parks, Gandhi etc.
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Alison Immelman

Head of Library

Westville Girls' High School, South Africa

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

May 2022

Training was amazing and inspirational. Can't wait to get started 😊

Reply from Britannica School:Great feedback for our brilliant training team. Thank you!
Alison Immelman found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Discussion topics, project research
  • Not improves parent engagement
    None currently
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Potentially fantastic
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    Looking at potential
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