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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

build student knowledge
86%
improve attainment
68%
reduce teacher workload
66%
improve parent engagement
49%

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CompanyBusiness Name: Britannica Education
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 1768
Website:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Britannica_UK
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/encylopaedia-britannica-uk-ltd/?viewAsMember=true
Phone: 0044 (0) 20 7500 7800
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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Britannica School Pricing


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

4.45 out of 5

from 144 Verified Reviews

Britannica School has collected 10 reviews in the past 6 months

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Simona Kucsova

Library Assistant

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Oct 2023

It is one of many useful tools available

Simona Kucsova found Britannica School:
  • Does not reduce teacher workload
  • Does not improve parent engagement
  • Does not improve attainment
  • Does not build student knowledge
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Lindy

Teacher

Tyger Valley College, South Africa

Used Britannica School monthly for 1-2 years

Oct 2023

Excellent educational resource

Lindy found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    Helping with project work
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Renate Kirmse

Head of Libraries

European School RheinMain gGmbH, Germany

Used Britannica School daily for 5 years+

Oct 2023

Best information source for our students

Renate Kirmse found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Citation tool - easy to use, great impact on referencing competences
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Emelie Pettersson

School librarian

Björknäs School, Sweden

Used Britannica School occasionally for 5 years+

Sep 2023

Easy to use, a great resource in English.

Emelie Pettersson found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    The students use it as an encylopedia during English education. Our international programmes are also interested in using it more in the future.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    Unsure.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Knowledge about a wide variety of subjects.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Helps with English studies and their essays when they need reliable sources.
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Duncan Hopwood

Class Teacher

Stiftelsen Asker International school, Norway

Used Britannica School monthly for 4-6 months

Sep 2023

The concept and content is good, but would be even better if the library was more expansive.

Duncan Hopwood found Britannica School:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    suggesting sources for research which are safe for children to use
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Thomas

Grade 5 teacher

Stiftelsen Asker International school, Norway

Used Britannica School monthly for 1-2 years

Sep 2023

It is great.

Thomas found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I always use it as the first resource for my students to start researching a topic.
  • Does not significantly improve parent engagement
    None
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Some students engage with it and enjoy learning independently. For those students it is a great tool and impacts them in a positive way.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    It has a great bank of information and the students really enjoy reading about topics for class and topics that interest them.
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Julie

Librarian

Colegio Brains International School La Moraleja, Spain

Used Britannica School occasionally for 1-2 years

Jul 2023

It’s a safe resource for children.

Julie found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    None
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    None
  • Slightly improves attainment
    None
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Lorna

Head Of Digital Learning

St Georges Windsor, England

Used Britannica School occasionally for 7–12 months

Jun 2023

I think it is a good resource for pupils and a safe environment

Lorna found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    finding information
  • Does not significantly improve parent engagement
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Finding information on topics
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Alison Immelman

Head of Library

Westville Girls' High School, South Africa

Used Britannica School monthly for 1-2 years

Jun 2023

Just a personal frustration that we are not using our money's worth on what is a fantastic platform.

Alison Immelman found Britannica School:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    The staff are very busy and prefer to stick with 'same old' than try something new. Most of them avoid project based learning because of the plagiarism aspect. They claim that Britannica does not fit with the South African curriculum. None of this is the fault of Britannica.
  • Does not improve parent engagement
    I haven't thought to engage them :( I'll get right on it!
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Those girls who use it, benefit. The rest are hooked on Google!
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    The girls were able to browse and see aspects of interest. They were particularly keen on the videos. They have short memory spans - that which I did with them in Grade 8 has been forgotten, and, unfortunately, I do not engage with the rest of the school.
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Alison Harding

Librarian

The British School in The Netherlands - Senior School Voorschoten, Netherlands

Used Britannica School monthly for 5 years+

May 2023

Ease of use, reliable content, breadth of content, additional features like dictionary, citations etc

Alison Harding found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Does not significantly improve parent engagement
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    I include Britannica in most research sessions I run with students
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Dagnija Ivanovska

Librarian

Agenskalns States gimnasium, Latvia

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Mar 2023

Lots of information in different spheres

Dagnija Ivanovska found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    writing scientific research papers
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    Neutral
  • Moderately improves attainment
    develop their skills to select sources of information
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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kelvin Mutale

Class Teacher

LICS - Lusaka International Community School, Zambia

Used Britannica School occasionally for 4-6 months

Mar 2023

It's an authentic resources covering a wide range of subjects.

kelvin Mutale found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Research on certain topics
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    Home learning
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Science
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Bozhura Panayotova

Librarian

New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria

Used Britannica School occasionally for 5 years+

Mar 2023

I think the resource is very useful.

Bozhura Panayotova found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    It saves explanation time and helps the lessons to be interactive and innovative.
  • Does not significantly improve parent engagement
    Our students do not study with parents.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Coursework could be more varied with the help of Britannica.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Interaction in the learning process improves the learning of the school material.
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Ben Bauknecht

Librarian

Gymnasium Muttenz, Switzerland

Used Britannica School weekly for 4-6 months

Mar 2023

Academic is a fine ressource, although a bit sheltered. If you have access to it it's a reasonable alternative to open source projects

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you for taking the time to review our Academic resource Ben. It may be of interest to know that Britannica now offer free student workshops. These are a great way to get students interacting with the resource and gain a better understanding of all the benefits of using Britannica for their projects. More information on this can be found here - https://sites.google.com/britannica.co.uk/customer-care-centre/training
Ben Bauknecht found Britannica School:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    None
  • Does not improve parent engagement
    None
  • Does not significantly improve attainment
    None
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    We use Academic as one of our starting points to formulate research strategies
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Amira

English teacher

Jordan

Used Britannica School monthly for 0–3 months

Mar 2023

I find it useful and easy to use

Amira found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    The information is ready and accurate
  • Does not significantly improve parent engagement
    No
  • Moderately improves attainment
    No
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    They can search and learn at home and at school
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FAIZA

CLASS TEACHER

The First Assalam School, Qatar

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Feb 2023

Its a very helpful material

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you for your feedback Faiza!
FAIZA found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Nil
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Nil
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Nil
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Nil
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Elisabeth Eichmeyer

Department Leader

Vienna International School, Austria

Used Britannica School weekly for 4-6 months

Feb 2023

Reply from Britannica School:Thanks Elisabeth for your review. You may be interested in arranging one of our online training sessions to look at how to use the pre-prepared resources more. We also have a range of resources that can help engage parents to use Britannica at home. Check out our Customer Care Center for more details on all of this - https://sites.google.com/britannica.co.uk/customer-care-centre/home
Elisabeth Eichmeyer found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    still trying to figure out if the pre prepared resources will help in the long run
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Ņina Trahnova

librarion

Riga Classical Gymnasium, Latvia

Used Britannica School weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2023

trusted database

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Nina. We are glad to see that you are already getting good use and benefit from Britannica in your school!
Ņina Trahnova found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    makes work easier
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    more trusted sources
  • Moderately improves attainment
    based on scientific sources
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Shakespeare is widely regarded
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Rory Parker

Deputy Head (Prep)

Culford Prep, England

Used Britannica School weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2023

So far, it has been very useful. I feel we are only just starting to tap it's potential.

Reply from Britannica School:Thanks Rory. Great to get your feedback. If there is any way our team can support Culford Prep in making full use of all the features, let us know. One way, may be with our new free student workshops that teach students about how to use Britannica for research. More information can be found here - https://sites.google.com/britannica.co.uk/customer-care-centre/training
Rory Parker found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Not needing to source and proof lots of different websites to support research
  • Does not improve parent engagement
    We haven't really thought about how to use it to impact on parent engagement
  • Slightly improves attainment
    We haven't been actively using it long enough to gauge yet
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    The range of content that can be used to support pretty much every part of the curriculum
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Susie Song

Library Assistant

ISC International School Carinthia, Austria

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Feb 2023

I had the training, can see how it can be useful and helpful, but I am not teaching classes, have not personally used it ever.

Reply from Britannica School:Thanks for your review Susie.
Susie Song found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
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Nelson

English Teacher

Berlin Bilingual School, Germany

Used Britannica School weekly for 3-4 years

Feb 2023

It has many positives - the only quibble is that, on occasion, pages can be quite sparse in information.

Reply from Britannica School:Hi Nelson, thank you for your feedback. If you ever find that there is not enough information on a topic, please feel free to let a member of our team know. We can request information to be added by our editorial team where needed and add to existing articles too.
Nelson found Britannica School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Providing us with a safe place for the children to research topics and practise their inquiry skills
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    Not sure about this one
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Children have practised using the table of contents to help them become more efficient with their reseach.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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NSANZUBUHORO Florent

Head teacher

Sparrow Parents School, Rwanda

Used Britannica School weekly for 1-2 years

Feb 2023

The platform does is customized to the children. No funny movies and destructive content is displayed on the platform

Reply from Britannica School:Great to get your feedback. Thank you!
NSANZUBUHORO Florent found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Just to make it easy to get the resources and students do research
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Providing the gadgets and guiding their children
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Reasearch
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Through research
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Jennifer Navarre

PYP Teacher-Librarian

ISC International School Carinthia, Austria

Used Britannica School weekly for 3-4 years

Jan 2023

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Jennifer. More support on how to use Britannica and promote it can be found here - https://sites.google.com/britannica.co.uk/customer-care-centre/home
Jennifer Navarre found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Easy to find resources
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Susie Song

Library Assistant

ISC International School Carinthia, Austria

Used Britannica School occasionally for 0–3 months

Jan 2023

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Susie!
Susie Song found Britannica School:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    reliable recources and easy to manage
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Antonia

Teacher

OAK HOUSE SCHOOL, Spain

Used Britannica School monthly for 1-2 years

Dec 2022

Reply from Britannica School:Thank you Antonia. Really useful to get your feedback. Details on how the resource can be used by parents and also support teachers can be found on our customer care site here - https://sites.google.com/britannica.co.uk/customer-care-centre/home
Antonia found Britannica School:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Does not significantly improve parent engagement
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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