Digital Schoolhouse

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Ukie's Digital Schoolhouse, together with Nintendo UK, is a not-for-profit programme which enables primary schools to experience free creative computing workshops from their local Schoolhouse. The programme also engages thousands of students with its pioneering, immersive careers education. Schoolhouses are not charged for their participation in the programme, nor for the support that they receive.

Programme Impact

Academic Year 2019-2020

Programme reach:

  • 55 Schoolhouses
  • 32,000 pupils (target for year)
  • 4,000+ teachers (target for year)
  • 350 primary schools (target for year)


  • 6,000 students (target for year)

Academic Year 2018-2019

Programme reach:

  • 34 schools
  • 26,000+ pupils
  • 2,500+ teachers


  • 5,000+ students


Digital Schoolhouse is funded by the UK video games industry.

Programme partners:

Digital Schoolhouses

List of current Digital Schoolhouses

National Esports Tournament

Digital Schoolhouse's National Esports Tournament

Digital Schoolhouse Reports



  • Ukie's Digital Schoolhouse established, new Computing curriculum is launched
  • Seed-funded by the Mayor of London’s Schools of Excellence Fund


  • Digital Schoolhouse & Ukie welcomes £5m Mayor of London Digital Skills Fund


  • Digital Schoolhouse becomes a national programme with PlayStation® announced as lead partner


  • Digital Schoolhouse's inaugural esports tournament is launched
  • SEGA and Warwickshire County Council become programme partners


  • Digital Schoolhouse's landmark report Esports: Engaging Education is launched
  • Digital Schoolhouse receives DCMS funding to continue programme expansion
  • Digital Schoolhouse esports tournament supported in part through the Creative Careers Programme
  • Ubisoft becomes a programme sponsor
  • Scirra becomes a programme supporter


  • Digital Schoolhouse: Measuring the Programme’s Impact report is launched
  • Digital Schoolhouse esports tournament supported in part through the Creative Careers Programme
  • Digital Schoolhouse release Esports: Getting Physical report in collaboration with Youth Sport Trust and Staffordshire University (full report released April 2020)