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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.

Educational Impact

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86%
improve attainment
67%
reduce teacher workload
66%
improve teacher knowledge
58%

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CompanyBusiness Name: Britannica Education
HQ 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

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Pricing Plans

Free TrialPaid Subscription

Britannica School pricing starts from £492 / 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 178 Verified Reviews

Britannica School has collected 28 reviews in the past 6 months

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John Kenneally

Teacher-Librarian

Oslo International School, Norway

Used Britannica School occasionally for 5 years+

May 2024

I like it and the session today was very encouraging. In order for me to give a higher rating, I will need to apply what we learned today and use Britannica on a more regular basis.

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you for the feedback! We're glad you found today's session encouraging. We're here to help as you apply what you learned and use Britannica more often. Feel free to reach out if you need assistance!
John Kenneally found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Reliable info in one location makes finding appropriate sources easier.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Angela

Librarian /Art Design teacher

Andersen International School of Milan, Italy

Used Britannica School monthly for 4-6 months

May 2024

We have only really just begun to explore it , along with a range of other resources so it would be unfair to give a review really. However, after today's training I have no doubt it will be an invaluable resource for students and teachers

Reply from Britannica School:We appreciate your feedback! It's wonderful to hear that you have just begun exploring Britannica School, along with other resources. While it may be too early to provide a review, we're glad that the training you received has given you confidence in the value of our platform for both students and teachers.
Angela found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
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Phelia

Librarian

British School Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Used Britannica School occasionally for 1-2 years

May 2024

Teachers are currently using other resources to support their curricula and may not be easily persuaded to learn and try something new. However, once students see the benefit and easy of use with Britannica school they would give it a try.

Reply from Britannica School:We understand that teachers may be hesitant to adopt new resources for their curricula. However, once students witness the benefits and ease of use with Britannica School, they may be more open to giving it a try. Our platform provides comprehensive educational content and user-friendly tools that can greatly enhance the learning experience.
Phelia found Britannica School:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    Additional resource for current topics being taught
  • Does not significantly improve teacher knowledge
    teachers can fact check information
  • Does not significantly improve attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    students have a precise and reliable database to use for research instead of Google
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Irene Igogo

Year 4 Class Teacher

Braeburn Dar es Salaam International School, Tanzania, United Republic of

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Apr 2024

the website is very useful during planning, especially for topics subjects and science but when I attended the training with my students I just realised that the website has more information that can help me and my students. I was very impressed with the content coverage of geography there are lot of useful information to explore. I teach volcanic eruption in Year 4 and during the training I, was able to see useful information which I did not use during my teaching.

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that our website has been a valuable resource for you, especially in the subjects of science and geography.
Irene Igogo found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    During planning especially topics subjects
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    During students project work we usually ask parents to use the website to find information that can help their children to answer questions.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    During project showcase students usually provide good information when we ask them where did you find the information some students mention from Britannica
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    During teaching students share their understanding of a taught topic, during project presentations, quizzes
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Patrick Kariuki

Computing teacher

Braeside Lavington, Kenya

Used Britannica School occasionally for 4-6 months

Apr 2024

Best resource for safe exploration

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you for your positive review! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you consider our platform to be the best resource for safe exploration.
Patrick Kariuki found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Searching the relevant materials and its safe.
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Parents are comfortable since the resources are from safe source
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Easily accessible modules
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    develop critical thinking skills, and apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
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Ilaria

Head Librarian and Humanities Teacher

The International School in Genoa, Italy

Used Britannica School weekly for 4-6 months

Apr 2024

Reply from Britannica School:Thanks Ilaria, it is great to hear that parents are making use of it too!
Ilaria found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    I had parents complementing me because it was all so clear
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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June Yeeles

School Librarian

Holy Cross Preparatory School Kingston, England

Used Britannica School occasionally for 5 years+

Apr 2024

Image quantity could be improved

Reply from Britannica School:Hi June, thank you so much for your feedback. If you are interested in having access to high quality images you could unlock access to Britannica ImageQuest that provides over 3.5 million additional images from other collections across the world.
June Yeeles found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Safe browsing and images for student led research
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    So far we have not had parents use it at home with their children
  • Slightly improves attainment
    I am not in a position to measure this
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    student led research
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Montserrat Palau

Librarian

SEK International School Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Used Britannica School weekly for 7–12 months

Apr 2024

It is an excellent resource, easy to use, connected anywhere, anytime. For our IB school, it is very complete in multilingual content, so it introduces students to the concept of multiple literacies, enriching their academic journey and multilingualism. In addition, it is very important to our school to promote academic honesty and integrity, so Britannica offers the citation of any information.

Reply from Britannica School:Hi Montserrat, thank you for such brilliant comments and feedback. It is great to hear how it is supporting the IB curriculum and research.
Montserrat Palau found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It is easy to search for information and share it with students.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    At the moment we have not recdeive nay impact
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Matt

Primary Pastoral Lead / Year 1 teacher

International School Andalucía, Spain

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Apr 2024

a great resource in one place

Reply from Britannica School:Great to get your feedback Matt!
Matt found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    saves time looking for non-fiction texts
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    none as of yet
  • Slightly improves attainment
    in allowing the students access to age-appropriate information
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    through finding out about lots of varied things and making links
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Natalia

Headteacher

International School Andalucía, Spain

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Apr 2024

Natalia found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    quick lesson plans and design
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Cindy Rogers

Head Librarian

Bonn International School, Germany

Used Britannica School monthly for 5 years+

Mar 2024

Britannica is user-friendly, with many enhancements to help students, such as related links, auto-generated citations, optional audio, and adjustable reading levels.

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Cindy for your review. We are glad to hear that Britannica School is helping students with their research and studies.
Cindy Rogers found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Teachers don't have to search for reliable information.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    no idea
  • Moderately improves attainment
    It allows students to read at their appropriate level, making reading effective and useful.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    We use Britannica as a starting point for most research-based tasks.
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Carla

2nd grade teacher

IPS Hilversum- Rembrandtlaan Location, Netherlands

Used Britannica School weekly for 0–3 months

Mar 2024

Because offers lots of tools, apart from the main one

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you for your feedback Carla. Please let us know which other tools would add to the Britannica School offering.
Carla found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    If S’s use britannica, I don’t need to go a check one by one where they are on Google, and I know that in Britannica the information is updated and adapted to them.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    I don’t know yet
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Interesting facts, information updated, lots of photos aand videos, articles and texts differentiated
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Marie V

Librarian

Colegio International de Sevilla, San Francisco de Paula, Spain

Used Britannica School weekly for 5 years+

Mar 2024

I think it´s a great tool, but we do have to work hard to get the students and teachers to use it rather than go straight to the internet

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you for your review Marie. It can be a challenge to get students to break existing habits. We now offer student workshops that are a great way to show students how much easier it is to go to Britannica for homework and research. Contact training@britannica.co.uk to enquire.
Marie V found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    I´m not a teacher so difficult to say
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Jackie

Librarian in Secondary

The British College of Gavà, Spain

Used Britannica School weekly for 3-4 years

Mar 2024

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Reply from Britannica School:Great to hear how your teachers are using Britannica within Google Classroom, thanks Jackie!
Jackie found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    The science and english department can use it in google classroom for the students to study specific items.
  • Does not significantly improve parent engagement
    No
  • Slightly improves attainment
    No
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    They find it really useful in Biology when learning about the human skeleton and cell structures
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Monia Richter

I am a year 5 class teacher.

LICS - Lusaka International Community School, Zambia

Used Britannica School monthly for 3-4 years

Mar 2024

Britannica is a versatile and child-friendly online encyclopedia with up to date information.

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you for your feedback Monia. We have some resources that can be shared for home use by parents so please do contact your Account Manager for support with this.
Monia Richter found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    When my students do research for projects they have the freedom to read relevant information on Britannica.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    I don't have much evidence of parent engagement.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    No
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    My students do a lot of research during Going Global on certain topics and use Britannica a lot.
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Jill van Niekerk

Librarian

International School of Berne, Switzerland

Used Britannica School monthly for 5 years+

Feb 2024

Britannica can be used by the whole school community. It is inclusive for students with special needs, language learners, young children and the oldest students. It is value for money.

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Jill for your great feedback!
Jill van Niekerk found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It helps with differentiation, and also including students with English as an additional language.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    I have not measured this... but I am sure it does.
  • Significantly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    I encourage students to use Britannica to understand the basics, particularly in the lower years. For example, the PYP often has quite descriptive units and lines of inquiry but Britannica can help them define the topic and start their research from a solid base of understanding.
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Laura Hook

Librarian

BrightonCollege Prep School, England

Used Britannica School occasionally for 3-4 years

Feb 2024

I think it is essential that we have a trusted web platform for pupils to use

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you for your insights Laura.
Laura Hook found Britannica School:
  • Does not reduce teacher workload
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Does not significantly build student knowledge
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Grant

Headteacher

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

Used Britannica School weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2024

Easy to use, great price and lots of functionality

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Grant. Great to get such early feedback from your school.
Grant found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Not having to look for things on Google
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    We haven't been using it long enough yet
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Provides children with high quality information and texts
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Sandra

teacher

Danube International School Vienna GmbH, Austria

Used Britannica School occasionally for 1-2 years

Feb 2024

Reply from Britannica School:Thanks for your review Sandra. Please let us know how we might be able to help make the most out of your subscription with us!
Sandra found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    helps when i need a place where they can reserach without me worrying that they will encounter questionable content
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    students that have learning differences have all the tools at their disposal too, so all can research!
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Marco

Assistant Librarian

AISCT, South Africa

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Feb 2024

Reply from Britannica School:Hi Marco, thank you for providing feedback. Let our team know if you would be interested in some free training or support (training@britannica.co.uk)
Marco found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Helps with research.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Julian Saunders

Technology Director

American International School of Cape Town, South Africa

Used Britannica School occasionally for 1-2 years

Feb 2024

Britannica offers a wealth of multimodal information in a safe online environment while encouraging good scholarship.

Reply from Britannica School:Great to get your feedback. Thanks Julian!
Julian Saunders found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Significantly reduces time having to guide online student research.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    N/A
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Not sure. This would require further study to answer this question.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students are able to explore their interests in a safe online environment.
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Vibecke Asbjørnsen

Master

Kirkeparken Upper Secondary School, Norway

Used Britannica School monthly for 5 years+

Feb 2024

It's applicable, relevant and reliable.

Reply from Britannica School:Great comments, thanks Vibecke.
Vibecke Asbjørnsen found Britannica School:
  • Does not reduce teacher workload
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Moderately improves attainment
    The students make use of a reliable source.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Clara Konkwo

School Librarian

Danube International School Vienna GmbH, Austria

Used Britannica School weekly for 5 years+

Feb 2024

Because, Britannica does not cover all of the topics that my users are searching for.

Reply from Britannica School:Such great insights into how your school have used Britannica. Thank you for being an advocate of our service. Please do not hesitate to contact your account manager with requests for any content that may need to be added to support your students.
Clara Konkwo found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    As a librarian who collaborates with the grade level teachers; I do connect my students/teachers with Britannica on topics of their lesson units. This encourages students to begin to find their research information using Britannica before redirecting their search on broad information platforms that they are bound to find on Google, for example
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    1. I've received emails from parents who have contacted me to ask about their child's login information. 2. I've also been invited by my school principal to present the Online Britannica School to parents during their Parent Workshop.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    I believe that students and teachers who strongly feel the need to use Britannica resources are sure that they are using accurate and well-trusted information tools. The additional services that it provides , such as Citation tools, promote students' acknowledgement of academic integrity when writing their research papers.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    The provision of factual and visual information on its topics is a good way for students to read/watch and gain increased knowledge of a concept. The direct provision of the dictionary meanings of each word, as well as the ability of users to read translated versions of the covered topics are additional, but helpful tools that can very well impact the knowledge of every Britannica user of our time.
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Greta

Librarian

Erudito Lyceum, Lithuania

Used Britannica School weekly for 4-6 months

Feb 2024

It's a great source of information. I'd like it to cover even more topics, countries and time periods.

Reply from Britannica School:Thanks Greta. Please do contact our team at enqbol@britannica.co.uk or your account manager directly if you would like to request additional content. We would be happy to submit a list to our editorial team.
Greta found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    We use it during research stage in our class for projects and for preparation for IB exams.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Katarina

teacher

Košice International School, Slovakia

Used Britannica School weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2024

satisfied

Reply from Britannica School:Thanks Katrina. Did you know that parents can access the schools Britannica subscription from home to support their child with homework and revision? Please contact our team if you would like an editable parent letter to help boost engagement.
Katarina found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    preparations for lesson still required
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    not really
  • Moderately improves attainment
    projects, research, interest
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    information
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