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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+

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Back to School Oxford Learner's French Dictionary

Oxford Learner's French Dictionary

Be exam confident: building French vocabulary and language skills

Back to School Oxford School SPAG Dictionary

Oxford School Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Dictionary

Clear explanations of rules and support for enhancing writing

Back to School Oxford School Atlas

Oxford School Atlas

Accessible and informative world atlas for all 10-14 year olds

Back to School Oxford Student's Dictionary

Oxford Student's Dictionary

Ideal for use throughout the whole school

Back to School Oxford Student's Science Dictionary

Oxford Student's Science Dictionary

Comprehensive science dictionary that supports exam preparation

Back to School Oxford Student's Mathematics Dictionary

Oxford Student's Mathematics Dictionary

A comprehensive mathematics dictionary for 14+

Back to School Oxford Learner's Spanish Dictionary

Oxford Learner's Spanish Dictionary

Includes up-to-date curriculum coverage with extensive vocabulary and translations

Back to School Oxford Learner's German Dictionary

Oxford Learner's German Dictionary

This revised edition fully supports students to become exam confident

Back to School Oxford Student's Thesaurus

Oxford Student's Thesaurus

Curriculum vocabulary and writing support for exams


  • 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