Getting started

Code Club will teach your child much more than how to program a computer. Our projects are fun, creative and will help your child understand how to solve problems by breaking them down into smaller problems.

Our first set of projects uses Scratch which is software you download from the internet. We encourage children to carry on with their projects at home if they have enjoyed them.

If you would like your child’s school to start a Code Club then there are some things you can do to help. If the school isn't interested you could search for a public club on this site and see if there is one in your local area.

Tell your school about Code Club

Firstly, explain the idea to your child, does their little face light up? Would their friends be interested too?

Next thing to do is inform your child’s school about the existence of Code Club. Try chatting to some other parents and see if they sound interested, then get a meeting with your school’s head teacher so you can explain why it is so important to your child and how it will help the school.

Code Club volunteers are currently in huge demand so it will be much quicker to set up if you can help find a volunteer from within your community.

Use our materials at home

Alternatively, if you have no luck getting your school involved - or if you home school your children - you could download our materials for use at home.

Please be aware that if you plan to teach children other than your own, then you’ll need to be DBS checked. Please read the section on DBS checks in our FAQs for more information. It’s also worth noting that if the school CAN set up a club, then this is a far better option - it gives your child the opportunity to learn and develop along with their friends and schoolmates, and is much more fun!


My kid loves to code!

Finding a Code Club volunteer can sometimes take a little while but there are things you can do with your child in the meantime to keep their interest in programming alive.

Download our materials to use at home! Head over to our projects page to access our full set of materials, and work through them with your child at home.
Download Code Club's materials

Find your nearest Coder Dojo. Coder Dojo run open clubs that anyone can join. Children can work on their own projects with help from mentors.
Visit the Coder Dojo website

Speak to your school about Apps for Good. They send mentors into schools to help groups of children build an app together.
Visit the Apps For Good website

Read questions and answers from other parents about Code Club on

Got more questions?

You can bet we've answered them before.


Search for a public club

Help find a volunteer

Once your school has agreed to host Code Club you can help them find a volunteer.
The volunteer needs to be a computer programmer, enthusiastic and preferably local.


Email or talk to your head teacher

This is the best way to get a Code Club going. Gather a group of parents together and use your parent power!

Email template


Join your regional Google group

Join the Code Club Google group for your local area and get talking to the people there. You can find your local group here.

Join Google group


Download Scratch at home right now

You don't have to wait for Code Club. Download Scratch and get your kids started. Scratch is safe to download at home.

Scratch website