What is Oak National Academy?

Welcome to Oak National Academy. You might have met us during the pandemic when we provided thousands of online lessons to help teachers keep pupils learning at home during school closures. Since then, thousands of teachers continue to visit Oak each week to access and download the slide decks, worksheets and quizzes that make up those lessons, to use for their lesson planning.

We've recently become an independent public body and are delighted to be able to continue to support you for years to come. We're here to support you to teach, and your pupils' to access a high-quality curriculum. We continue to provide free access to thousands of adaptable lesson planning and teaching resources and share inspiration, and best-practice advice on curriculum design.

Start your planning now by going to the Oak homepage.

Lesson planning and teaching resources

We’ve worked with subject associations, schools and other organisations, and a wide range of education experts to try and choose the most popular topics, meaning we can support as many schools as possible across a broad curriculum.

It’s up to you to decide how to, and indeed whether you choose to, use our curricula and teaching resources. They are, and will always be free for you to access, whenever you need them.

  • Download, edit and adapt our slide decks and worksheets for use in your classroom.
  • Use our quizzes to check prior knowledge before a lesson or check learning afterwards.
  • Use our videos and transcripts of experienced teachers delivering lessons to familiarise yourself with the content and plan ahead for delivering your own version.

Why not get started now with our lesson planning page? You can learn more about our resources and how to use them to support your lesson planning.

Oak's curricula

We have sequenced our units and lessons in curriculum plans so you can see a suggestion of how our resources can be delivered in sequence. This is only a suggestion though! We know that teachers know their school and pupils best so sequences can be adapted as needed.

We've also developed a Lesson and Resource Directory to help you quickly search for and filter lessons and see an at-a-glance view of available resources.

Did you know we are updating and improving our resources?

We have started to release new lesson planning and teaching resources for English, maths, history, and science from keys stages 1, 3, 3 & 4, and primary geography and secondary music. More subjects will follow next year.


Look our for the label 'New' and for slide decks, worksheets and quizzes that match the colours and logo on our new website. We've improved the design of our resources to be fresher, easier to find and use and to be more accessible.

Plus you can now explore our new interactive curriculum plans to make it even easier to plan your lessons this year!

Get updated when we release even more new teaching resources.