Click here to check if your school is registered for free access, to sign up and to request an individual FT account

The Financial Times is now offering free online subscriptions to students aged 16-19, their teachers and schools around the world, and to colleges of further education in the UK.

We believe reading the FT will help in study, essay writing, exams and broadening knowledge to improve performance in interviews for further study and provide guidance on employment.

It also sets an example by providing clear writing and helps those learning English including through audio versions of articles on the app, as well as podcasts and videos which provide subtitles and written transcripts.

As well as news, analysis and comment, you can read our explainers, watch video, listen to podcasts and test your knowledge with our weekly news quiz.

Our resources include a searchable graphics hub and a visual vocabulary guide to presenting data. You can watch a collection of FT videos useful for schools on YouTube.

Teachers and senior school staff can click here to register for the service, allowing them to read the FT on school premises. They can also apply for our Road to Riches financial literacy board game.

They and their students can use the same link to see if their institution is already signed up and to request individual FT accounts, allowing them to download the app and access online from home and on mobile devices. They will also receive weekly email newsletter updates.

We encourage school readers to follow us on Twitter @FT4S, share articles and explain the reasons they find them useful. Readers can also comment beneath FT articles. We are also on Instagram and LinkedIn.

We have specific articles with suggested questions and classroom discussion points picked by teachers in subjects including economics, business, geography, politics and the International Baccalaureate theory of knowledge and history classes as well as English as a second language. We have mapped FT articles and sample questions to the A level economics curriculum with Core.

We regularly host writing competitions for students, including with the World Bank, Chatham House’s The World Today, the Royal Economic Society, the Political Studies Association, the Royal Geographical Society, the Bank of England, and the London Institute of Banking & Finance.

We welcome teacher and student advisers to provide feedback and help showcase useful content. You can email us at for more information and with queries and suggestions.

The articles beneath the story on this FT Schools page provide a selection that is useful for schools, but any student or teacher who is registered can read the full range of FT content.

Once signed up, you can register here for the full range of email newsletters or tailor your own selection of articles using myFT.

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