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Britannica School

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Britannica School

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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
70%
reduce teacher workload
67%
improve parent engagement
51%

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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.

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Pricing Plans

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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

4.55 out of 5

from 97 Verified Reviews

Britannica School has collected 77 reviews in the past 6 months

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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

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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Nathan Deeney

Student Life Coordinator

ISC-Lahore, Pakistan

Used Britannica School monthly for 3-4 years

May 2022

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!

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.

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

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

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

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.

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 😊

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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Grace

Librarian

Used Britannica School monthly for 3-4 years

Apr 2022

Grace found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Monique Ottevanger

DP Coordinator

H-FARM CAMPUS, Italy

Used Britannica School occasionally for 3-4 years

Apr 2022

Great differentiation, great diff reading levels, fabulous resources, great search tools

Monique Ottevanger found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    no, sorry
  • Not improves parent engagement
    no, sorry
  • Moderately improves attainment
    no, sorry
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Students can easily expand their horizons
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Matthaios Prokos

Mathematics teacher

Hfar, Italy

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Apr 2022

Britannica is a very useful tool, especially for teachers on their beginning. Not 10 because there is always room for improvement needed!

Reply from Britannica School:Thanks for all your feedback Matthaios!
Matthaios Prokos found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Less research for specific examples
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    No
  • Moderately improves attainment
    No
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Not yet
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Golbarg Khorsand

English language and literature teacher

H-FARM CAMPUS, Italy

Used Britannica School weekly for 0–3 months

Apr 2022

ease of access, amazing differentation tools, student friendly,,,

Reply from Britannica School:Thanks Golbarg. It is great to get those comments.
Golbarg Khorsand found Britannica School:
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    Makes the differentation much easier with the tools it provides
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Kids can do a meamingful research which will enrich their learning experience
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    plenty of articles on different topics
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Ijanaya Jacob-Brown

Teacher Librarian, Media Specialist and MYP Projects Coordinator

Antwerp International School, Belgium

Used Britannica School weekly for 7–12 months

Apr 2022

I think Britannica does a great job of providing appropriate information for students of all ages making it a perfect research platform. It is easy to use and I do not have to worry about students finding inappropriate content.

Ijanaya Jacob-Brown found Britannica School:
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    Researching topics
  • Not improves parent engagement
    N/A
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Students research topics of interest and topics connected to their units in class.
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Gergana

Librarian

Американски Университет в България, Bulgaria

Used Britannica School monthly for 5 years+

Apr 2022

Britannica is a perfect primary source of academic knowledge!

Reply from Britannica School:Great to hear that Gergana. Thank you!
Gergana found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    I'm not familiar with the teacher workload, sorry
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    No idea
  • Moderately improves attainment
    I cannot give you any examples at the moment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    You name it :)
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Maria Pencheva

Library cataloger

American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria

Used Britannica School weekly for 5 years+

Apr 2022

It is a great way to receive peer reviewed information very quickly.

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Maria, glad you find it to be effective for peer reviewed content.
Maria Pencheva found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Krasimir Spasov

Information Literacy Librarian

Американски Университет в България, Bulgaria

Used Britannica School weekly for 5 years+

Apr 2022

The database is well organized and the content is excellent

Reply from Britannica School:Really great to get your feedback Krasimir
Krasimir Spasov found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Providing background information
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    I am not sure about this and that's why I chose 'neutral'
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Same here
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    By providing background information
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Lia Haskett

Lead Curriculum Developer

Explore Learning, Scotland

Used Britannica School occasionally for 5 years+

Apr 2022

It's a very valuable resource that is safe to browse and the information can be trusted.

Reply from Britannica School:Thanks Lia!
Lia Haskett found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Provides information at different reading levels in one place. It's easy to source and for students to navigate.
  • Not improves parent engagement
    We don't use with parents.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    It's hard to ascertain impact, but the resource is valuable to give the information needed for lessons and to explore topics.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Topic based learning.
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Kerry Gibbons

HOD Senior Primary

St Mary's School, South Africa

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Apr 2022

I think it has a good range of resources

Kerry Gibbons found Britannica School:
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    I think it will help with the sourcing of images
  • Not improves parent engagement
  • Not significantly improves attainment
    No
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    I think it will provide resources for research
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ESMALET VAN ZYL

TEACHER

St Mary's School, South Africa

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Apr 2022

Reply from Britannica School:Thanks for your 5 star review!
ESMALET VAN ZYL found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
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  • Slightly improves parent engagement
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  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
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Sara Castellanos Subirats

Teacher (Class Teacher)

IPS Hilversum Mondriaan branch, Netherlands

Used Britannica School weekly for 0–3 months

Apr 2022

It can be a great tool for students AND teachers. It helps with different areas: language, units of study, research skills...

Reply from Britannica School:Such useful feedback, thanks Sara!
Sara Castellanos Subirats found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Translation, research tools/sites, materials for lessons
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    Share units of inquiry, share learning, encourage kids to learn.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Students like watching videos and listening to read alouds.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students can learn with any tool from Britannica (games, articles...).
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Michelle Roberts

Library Team Leader

International School of Zug and Luzern, Switzerland

Used Britannica School monthly for 5 years+

Apr 2022

I think the content on Britannica is excellent for students. It is user-friendly and there's great functionality. It is one of my favorite resources for student inquiry

Reply from Britannica School:Brilliant feedback, thanks Michelle
Michelle Roberts found Britannica School:
  • Not reduces teacher workload
  • Not improves parent engagement
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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George Potgieter

Head of Department, Music Junior School

St Mary's School, South Africa

Used Britannica School daily for 0–3 months

Apr 2022

The content is easily researchable and easy to implement.

Reply from Britannica School:Great to hear that. Thanks George
George Potgieter found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    20th Century music; the article is very helpful and age appropriate.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    Not yet.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    The videos and material will have a big impact on attainment.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    No examples yet.
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Trish

teacher

St Mary's School, South Africa

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Apr 2022

It's an excellent platform for teachers and learners

Reply from Britannica School:Thanks Trish!
Trish found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    sourcing articles
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    none yet
  • Significantly improves attainment
    not yet
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    They are more interested in the articles
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Yoshua Zimmermann

MYP coordinator

Middle School And High School Saint-Charles, Switzerland

Used Britannica School weekly for 1-2 years

Apr 2022

I think it's a brilliant tool! Then it's building the habit of using it more often and taking full advantage of it (both staff and students).

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Yoshua, we appreciate your comments!
Yoshua Zimmermann found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Being able to find reliable and accessible information to share with students.
  • Not improves parent engagement
    Don't know.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Trustworthy information for students, citation tool that helps them reference things properly.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    They haven't used it much so far, but the news, and exploration tools can make them read/see info they wouldn't have otherwise.
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