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Who we are

The Digital Schoolhouse programme uses play-based learning to engage the next generation of pupils and teachers with the new Computing curriculum (which began on 1st September 2014).
Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) delivered by Ukie and powered by PlayStation®, is a not-for-profit programme which enables Secondary schools (Digital Schoolhouses) to deliver creative computing workshops to visiting Primary school pupils.

Our mission

Revolutionise computing education to inspire the next generation.

Our vision

Bridge the gap between industry and education to prepare the next generation for a digital age.

What we do

The programme has a wholistic approach to the improvement of computing education, everything from teacher CPD, to engaging classroom resources and innovative careers education

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Our workshops

Find your nearest school to book a workshop visit for your class.

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Curriculum & assessment

DSH maps pupil progression & computational thinking

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Online resource library

Free to download resources using a play-based learning pedagogy

Our story

In response to an outdated ICT education and with recommendations from the NextGen Skills Report, the new Computing curriculum was launched in 2014. This was a breakthrough. By aiming to equip pupils with relevant digital skills, it would enable the next generation to succeed in a digital economy, whilst encouraging homegrown talent.

With such revolutionary news, reactions within the Education sector were mixed. Whilst some teachers jumped for joy (like us!), others felt uncertain about implementing the new curriculum.

Digital Schoolhouse was ready to provide a solution.

With seed funding from the Mayor of London’s Schools Excellence Fund (LSEF) and expertise from Mark Dorling and Shahneila Saaed, the DSH programme was to be rolled out across the UK.

By helping teachers to explore and innovate ways to approach the new curriculum, as well as developing resources and CPD training, Digital Schoolhouse was welcomed with open arms.

With 9 Schoolhouses in 2014, the programme has now grown to 34 Schoolhouses, with a projected reach of 18,000 pupils and 2000+ teachers over the next academic year.

Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation® - National Launch

Our supporters

Supported by Sony Playstation
Supported by Ukie
Supported by Sega
Supported by Warwickshire County Council