Tes elements FAQs

What is Tes elements?

Tes elements is a subscription package that provides access to a vast library of Tes-produced, easy-to-use, interactive, and printable teaching resources intended for use with primary aged pupils.

With over 2,900 teaching resources covering a range of subjects including spag, number, phonics, comprehension, literacy, topical, PSHE and history resources, a Tes elements subscription could be purchased by an individual, or by a school.

Tes elements for individuals (1 user) was priced at £12 per year, and Tes elements for schools (30 users) was priced at £60 per year. 

Unfortunately it is no longer possible to become a new user of Tes elements due to discontinuation of the subscription product. For more details please see the announcement here.

My Trial

  • Before the closure of Elements, the free trial lasted for 14 days and gave access to all the content in Tes elements package. When the trial period came to an end, your payment card was charged automatically and the annual subscription begins.

  • You could trial our Tes elements packages once.

  • You can cancel a trial at any point during the 14 day trial period by contacting us at help@tes.com. If you do not cancel your trial, your subscription starts automatically when your trial ends. To cancel during your trial, please contact our customer services team.

My Subscription

  • Unfortunately it is no longer possible to start a new subscription of Tes elements, you can read details about this decision here.

  • Full access to all Tes elements resources including spag, number, phonics, comprehension, literacy, topical, PSHE and history resources.

  • A subscription lasts for one year (365 days) from the date your trial ends.   

  • Tes elements access for up to 30 staff members applies to our school-wide package, however, like individual subscriptions, it is no longer possible to start a new Tes elements school-wide package subscription.

  • Elements packages are purchased in yearly subscriptions. An individual subscription package cost £12. For schools, the package cost £60, and can be accessed by 30 accounts.

  • No, subscriptions only exist on a yearly basis.

  • Your subscription will end 365 days after the payment is taken from your account.

  • Your subscription will have been automatically renewed at the end of the subscription year and your registration card was automatically charged. However, as of 21 July 2021 no renewals will take place as Tes elements is being discontinued. Please read our blog for more information.

  • From 1st November 2020 subscriptions to prior packages will have automatically renewed to the Ultimate package for the same price (£12 for individuals).

  • You can only cancel before your free trial comes to an end to avoid being charged. Subscriptions will now automatically cancel at the end of the current subscription term. Once a Tes elements subscription began, it renewed automatically on an annual basis. This auto-renew function is now switched off and you will continue to have access to elements content until your subscription year ends. We do not offer any refunds should you wish to cancel the subscription before your annual term is complete or for any period during the year that you do not use Tes elements.

Using Tes elements

  • Go to the left hand navigation on the resources homepage. The link to the Tes elements hub is under ‘Resources’. Alternatively you can follow this link to explore all the resources available.

  • The subjects are listed across the top of the elements hub page, and below this are subsections for those subjects. Use the filtering to find the resources right for you.

  • Once you click on an interactive resource click on ‘launch interactive’. The interactive activity will automatically open in another window.

    If you’re having difficulty accessing the interactive resources please contact help@tes.com.

  • First, check that the internet browser you are using to access the Tes website is up-to-date. If you are using an old browser this can sometimes affect resource downloads. Interactive resources cannot be downloaded but can be viewed and shared online.

  • Open the interactive resource, copy the link/URL at the top of the page and share the it with your class. They will be able to access the interactive resource without logging in, for 30 days. If the link expires, simply launch the activity again to generate a new link.