Oxford School Dictionary


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The perfect dictionary for primary/secondary school transition.

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Comprehensive Word Guide

This dictionary features clear numbered meanings, word classes, and example sentences, providing accurate language guidance.

Root Words and Origins

Explores root word origins, offering educators and children insights into word formations and derivations, enhancing their comprehension and linguistic skills.

Pronunciation Assistance

Incorporates pronunciation guides that assist children in learning how to say words properly, supporting their speaking and literacy skills.

Example Sentences

By providing example sentences, it ensures children understand the practical usage of words, reinforcing learning through contextual examples.

Supports English Curriculum

Aligned with the UK curriculum, particularly useful for Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, focusing on dictionary utilisation for learning word spellings and meanings.

Oxford School Dictionary

The perfect dictionary for primary/secondary school transition.


  • Supporting children aged five and up, this dictionary is a key resource for developing language and literacy skills. With over 45,000 words and phrases, the dictionary is suitable for both primary and secondary educational stages, reinforcing the use of dictionaries to check spellings and meanings as outlined in the English curriculum for various Key Stages.

  • It facilitates educational transitions, helping students grasp and understand increasingly challenging texts by expanding their vocabulary. The A5 hardback format ensures a durable and practical tool for everyday classroom use.

  • While encouraging independent learning, this dictionary helps with spelling, understanding word meanings, and provides pronunciation assistance, crucial for effective communication and language learning.

Supports the National Curriculum

English, Upper Key Stage 2, Writing - transcription

Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words.

English, Key Stage 3, Reading

Understand increasingly challenging texts through learning new vocabulary, and understanding it with the help of context and dictionaries.

Languages, Key Stage 2

Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary.

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