What is Code Club?

We provide free projects and resources for schools to start their own Code Clubs. In the clubs young people aged 9–13 create games, animations and websites using computers following our specially created step-by-step project guides.

Code Club support a global community of volunteers, educators, and partners in 160 countries to set up free after-school coding clubs for their communities.

Code Clubs take place in schools and are attended by the students of that school. They normally last one hour a week and have around 15 young people attending.

What do young people learn at Code Club?

At Code Clubs, young people use specially developed step-by-step project guides to create computer programmes, learning coding concepts along the way.

What is coding?

Lots of people ask us that! Coding is the word used for giving instructions to a computer to ask it to do things. Learning to code is a bit like learning French or Spanish - to give instructions to a computer, you need to give those instructions in a language the computer understands.

Check out our short film, What is coding?

Finding a Code Club for your child to attend

Most Code Clubs are run in schools and attended by the students from the school.

If you would like your child to attend a club and their school doesn't already have one, you can talk to teachers about getting one set up.

To help you do this, we've created a letter with handy information that you can pass on to the school and you can read our guide for more information.

We provide support to get set up, free online training for teachers and step-by-step project guides and the school can use equipment that they already have.

Projects to try at home

Code Club have over 70 coding projects which are free for anyone to access. The step-by-step instructions have been specially developed to guide young people to create games, animations and more with code.

Try the Code Club projects at home

Learning safely at Code Club

We want to ensure that all young people at Code Club can develop their digital skills in a fun and safe environment. Code Club is committed to following best practices when it comes to safeguarding.

Read more about our commitment to safeguarding