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English Dictionaries for school

Essential for the classroom and ideal support for home


  • Oxford's Dictionaries are powered by a unique database, containing millions of words, which tracks and analyses the language children use today
  • Compiled by experts and rigorously tested in schools to meet the demands of the school curriculum
  • Free downloadable puzzles and activities encourage a love of words and language
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Dictionaries for primary school children
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Oxford First Dictionary

Oxford First Dictionary

The perfect dictionary for infants 

For ages 5-7

Oxford First Thesaurus

Oxford First Thesaurus

The ideal companion to the First Dictionary

For ages 5-7

Oxford Junior Illustrated Dictionary

Junior Illustrated Dictionary

Full of clear definitions and fabulous illustrations

For ages 7-9

Oxford Junior Illustrated Thesaurus

Junior Illustrated Thesaurus

Top tips and support for young creative writers

For ages 7-9

Oxford Primary Dictionary

Primary Dictionary

The perfect dictionary for juniors

For ages 9-11

Oxford Primary Thesaurus

Primary Thesaurus

The ideal thesaurus to enrich children's language and writing

For ages 9-11

Oxford School Dictionary

School Dictionary

A superb reference book for use at home and in the classroom

For ages 10+

Oxford School Thesaurus

School Thesaurus

Ideal companion to the bestselling Oxford School Dictionary

For ages 10+


  • Review of the Oxford School Dictionary - “The new and improved range of vocabulary included is more in line with the expectations of the new curriculum. The teachers (particularly in upper Key Stage 2) view them as a valuable resource, the children use them to improve their writing or knowledge and understanding constantly. The children access them on an almost daily basis- they enjoy using the dictionaries to find out the meaning of unfamiliar words or to check their spellings. They particularly enjoy using a thesaurus to find alternative, more adventurous vocabulary to use in their writing.”

    Jennifer Dougherty, Teaching & Learning Manager of Maths, Year 5 Class Teacher, Westfield Community School, Wigan