We want every child to be inspired by their local heritage and every teacher to have brilliant resources to use inside and outside the classroom. Here you can find out about:

  • Our groundbreaking Heritage Schools programme
  • Our Educational Images database, Teaching Activities and a range of other resources for schools
  • Our offer for young people interested in work experience or a career in heritage

We offer a wide range of readymade FREE online learning resources for teachers. You can also search over 10,000 Educational Images, specially selected and re-captioned from our Archive. These images may be used for free in the classroom, simply right-click and save the image to use it. To buy a higher resolution version of any image, or a licence to use an image for anything other than direct in-classroom teaching, please contact us at: [email protected]. We can also create bespoke Local History Packs for your school. Here you can find out more about the resources we have to offer and watch our video about the work of Historic England.

  • Colour aerial photograph showing Clun village and castle mound surrounded by green fields.

    Heritage Schools

    Find out about our Heritage Schools programme, helping school children across the country learn about their local heritage and its significance.

  • Pupils in a carpentry class at the West Heath School for Young Ladies, London, in 1923.

    Teaching Activities

    Teaching Activities provide a selected image supported by a teaching idea and associated downloadable resources. They ask a Key Question targeted at specific National Curriculum related topics.

  • Women and boys painting aircraft wings in 1916

    Images by Theme

    Collections of Images by Theme related to various curriculum topics

  • Black and white image of children playing in the sheep-washing pool, Barracks Lane, Cowley, 1914.

    Educational Images

    A collection of Educational Images from the Historic England Archive

  • Pupils recording graves in Leicester.

    Case Studies

    Case Studies demonstrate how Historic England's resources can be used inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Albert Docks, Liverpool, 1948

    Archive Education Resources

    Find out more about our Local History Packs that are available from the Historic England Archive for teachers.

  • The Infants Class at Church Drive School, Port Sunlight, Merseyside in 1906 or 1907.

    Classroom Resources

    Resources such as PowerPoint presentations, worksheets and notes for teachers to download and use in the classroom.

  • Two books chained to a desk inside St Michael's Church Blewbury, in 1909.


    Education Glossary of terms

  • A downland landscape with a meandering path that leads towards a windmill on the horizon. Two women and a small child are walking on the grass.

    Work Experience

    Find out about our work experience scheme for school children aged 14-18.

  • View to Isle of Bryher from Cromwell's Castle, Tresco.

    Careers in Heritage

    Students can find out more about careers in heritage, placements and volunteering opportunities.

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