Barclays Code Playground

Build skills for the future by learning to code

What we do

We work with schools across the country to make teaching code easier.

We’re passionate about helping every student in every school get the most out of the coding curriculum – and we’re here to help you in any way we can. 

Teaching code at key stage 2

At key stage 2, your students will be entering into the practical side of the coding world, after being introduced to the basics in key stage 1.

Our Code Playground Live sessions, free resources and detailed lesson plans use game-based development to help them get to grips with this exciting new language, in a fun and engaging way.

Code Playground Live

Code along with one of our live YouTube coding sessions. We'll walk you through easy step-by-step instructions, so you and your class can code along with confidence. 


Coding should be for everyone. We’ve created a selection of projects for you to use. They include all of our previous workbooks and sessions to help get you started.

Lesson plans

Looking for somewhere to start? Our easy-to-follow lesson plans apply years of educational experience to make teaching key stage 2 coding simple and fun.

What can we do for you?

Code Playground is all about giving teachers the help and support they need.

If you have a question,comment or suggestion, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.