About Us

Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11

About Code Club

Code Club builds a community of volunteers who share their passion for digital making with children and teachers across the UK.

We support our volunteers, who inspire the next generation by running weekly Code Clubs in their local area.

We provide creative resources aimed at children aged 9-11. Parents, teachers and volunteers use our projects to help children create games, animations and websites in weekly Code Clubs. Learn more about Code Club at: https://www.codeclub.org.uk/

We offer training for primary teachers delivered by volunteer computer science experts. Our aim is for all teachers to feel confident, excited and prepared to teach the Computing curriculum

Code Club: Our vision for the future

Code Club’s vision for the future is one where all children are given the opportunity to learn to code and become digital makers, no matter who they are or where they are from. In our work with teachers, our goal is to train them so that they feel confident and excited about delivering the new computing curriculum. We focus on classroom practice, with practical activities and engaging resources that develop young people’s understanding.

Why coding?

Children who are given the opportunity to learn to code now will be better equipped to succeed in a world which increasingly requires digital skills. Coding is a skill which children use at school, but it can also play a role in their hobbies and careers; helping them become doctors, artists, engineers and more. This is because in learning to code, particularly in a group setting, children develop a series of additional skills.

These include:

  • Programming and computational thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Communication, collaboration and sharing
  • Planning and designing
  • Reflecting and improving

Code Club Teacher Training programme

Since 2012, Code Club has developed a strong and growing network of volunteer-led after-school clubs across the UK as well as abroad. It's our ambition to offer the opportunity for all children to learn to code and become digital makers, through after school clubs and teacher training sessions.

The Computing curriculum came into effect in England in September 2014, and teachers are now expected to teach computer science to children from ages 5 - 11 years old. However, many teachers feel they have not had sufficient programming experience or training. Our goal is to train teachers so that they feel confident and excited about delivering the new computing curriculum. Informed and inspiring teachers help create great students who have computational thinking skills and have a thorough understanding of how technology works. This is a crucial time to support teachers now that Computing has been a compulsory part of the National Curriculum in England for one year.