Supporting home learning during Covid-19

The Department for Education (DfE) has published an initial list of free online educational resources to help children learn at home. The websites listed have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages. The list includes subject-specific resources for:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • PE
  • Wellbeing
  • Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

The resources in this list are not intended to replace a schools’ planned curriculum but may be useful for parents who want to support their children’s education. Schools may also wish to explore this list as they consider how they continue to support children’s education. The DfE will be reviewing and updating the list over time – this list of resources is not exhaustive and there are many other resources available to schools.

The DfE has also published safeguarding guidance which provides further information on how to keep children safe online.

If you have a query about Covid-19 that relates to schools and other educational establishments in England, contact the DfE helpline on 0800 046 8687 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, weekends 10am to 4pm). If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling.

The DfE regularly updates its official guidance during the pandemic for schools, colleges and other educational providers – so visit the site regularly for the latest update.