Bring coding to life

Barclays Code Playground

Explore our new coding curriculum

Using our range of resources including lesson plans, interactive videos, teacher guides and workbooks, we’ve created a coding learning journey in line with the curriculum to help you bring coding to life with your pupils. At the start of each term, we’ll release new sessions for you to choose from or work through with your class. 

Throughout the school year we’ll be hosting some live coding sessions for you to book your class onto; you’ll find the dates for these sessions in the additional resources section below. We’d love to see you on the sessions but if you can’t make it, we’ve got some pre-recorded videos you can use in class to code along to instead. 

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Welcome to Code Playground

We at Code Playground believe that building a solid foundation in coding will help prepare children for an increasingly digital future. 

Since 2018, we've worked with schools across the country to help students and teachers get the most out of computing sessions. Coding isn’t just a great skill for future employment opportunities, it also develops problem solving techniques, encourages creativity and collaboration through group projects. Coding also has exciting avenues in science, art, design and many more areas.

Everything we offer is free and available for everyone to use in schools, at home or anywhere you choose.

Join our interactive live classes, set up a Code Playground club, use our online resources, access detailed lesson plans or book a school visit with one of our Barclays Digital Eagles. Here you'll find everything you need to bring the valuable skill of coding to life.

My daughter joined your coding session this week, it was the first time we’ve ever done an online lesson, and it was fantastic! Winnie was interested from the start and remained engaged for the whole hour. The instructions were easy to follow, she was confident coding along without supervision.

Georgina, Greater Manchester

Code Playground in your classroom

Sign your class up to code along with our Barclays Digital Eagles online sessions. No prior coding experience required.




Join the club

Whether you’re an experienced programmer or a brand new coder, teachers of any skill level can set up and run a Barclays Code Playground club.

We’ve got a wide range of free resources to help you get started.


Helping teachers crack the code

Explore our free lesson plans, workbooks, teacher’s guides and videos to help you deliver the very best coding lessons in line with the national curriculum.

Coding fun at home

Parents can have a big part to play in growing their child’s coding skills for the future. Our parent’s section is here to help you teach basic coding with confidence.

Your coding adventure starts here

Can’t get enough of coding? Can’t wait for your next Code Playground classroom session or Code Playground club event? Here’s loads of fun things to level up your skills in the mean-time.

Happy coding!

Any questions?

Code Playground is all about offering the support you need. If you have a question, comment or suggestion, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.