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The Primary Computing Scheme provides a creative approach to delivering the 2014 computing curriculum. It supports the teaching and the development of computing, building computer science capability and digital literacy for current and future learning. The scheme is organised into four phases, Early Years, KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2, with termly learning themes for each.

Including access to an extensive online bank of accompanying materials, the Primary Computing Scheme from Herts for Learning is regularly updated, to stay in line with Government guidelines, the latest thinking and the needs of schools.

“It has really raised standards in our school”

Benefits of subscribing include:

  • Termly learning themes from KS1 to upper KS2
  • Themes for potential learning in EYFS
  • Extensive assessment materials which follow Herts for Learning’s PA Plus assessment approach
  • Examples of medium term plans
  • Theme guides to provide deeper explanations and guidance to further simplify the learning objectives for KS1 and KS2
  • A growing bank of online supporting materials including software and activity guides, video guides and links to online resources for use in classroom activities
  • List of hardware/software examples to support each theme
  • Progression papers for each strand of the computing curriculum, including Gifted and Talented provision
  • eSafety progression papers
  • Computing skills that are expected at each key stage including Early Years; these are cross referenced with the Early Years Outcomes, national curriculum expectations and have guidelines about end of key stage expectations
  • Skills audit tool for recognising staff strengths and needs and building on CPD

Subscription charges are as follows, with subscriptions running for a school year.

Prices quoted are exclusive of VAT.

Number of pupils on rollHfL shareholder schoolsNon-HfL shareholder schools
1 - 99£111£137
100 – 199£141£167
200 – 499£161£187

Schools can also ‘refer a friend’ for £20 cashback (the friend must be a completely new subscriber or not subscribed since version 3).

Schools that are subscribing to the Primary Computing Scheme for the first time can also request a three hour visit from a Herts for Learning adviser, which can include a 1 hour staff meeting. For schools where travel is not practical, we offer a shorter adviser session over video link. Please contact us for further information about the visit, details of pricing and available dates.

To make it easier for schools to access the online area, it will be accessible from using the same log-in area as PA Plus. Once re-subscribed, schools will be sent log in details to access the online materials.

For further information about the Primary Computing Scheme or to subscribe, contact

For any other enquiries about school computing, please contact


Herts for Learning
01438 845111