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Oak National  Academy is the country’s online classroom, that was set up by teachers to help pupils learn from home, and has now delivered over 100 million lessons online.

Oak had provided more than 28 million lessons in the first two weeks from the start of the new school term on 4th January 2021.  Oak is fast becoming a go-to for schools and families around the country.

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In total, 4.1 million pupils have accessed Oak in 2021, while schools have been closed to the vast majority of children.  

The numbers have soared over the past two weeks, coming close to what was seen during the whole of the summer term in the first lockdown where 4.7 million pupils took part in 20 million lessons.  

Monday January 11, saw 1.1 million users log on to access the online content. As of 15th Jan pupils had taken part in 42 million lessons since September, and a total of 62 million lessons. 

Oak National Academy provides nearly 10,000 online lessons, covering the majority of core subjects, from age 4-16. Every lesson is free and available to teachers and parents to support home learning. 

Matt Hood 100x100Matt Hood, Principal of Oak National Academy, said:  

“With the move to remote education, we’re delighted that teachers and children across the country have been using our free online classroom to support their school offer. To have had over 4 million children access 28 million lessons in less than two weeks is a huge privilege. 

“Schools are performing miracles right now, and we’re committed to doing whatever we can to support them. Everyone – teachers, schools and parents – is pulling together so each child continues to get a high-quality education.”

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