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We are an online debating platform for students aged 6 to 16.

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  • Learn Today,
    Lead Tomorrow

    Our virtual debate clubs nurture a child’s natural curiosity, develop their core confidence, and empower them to become fearless public speakers.

    Ages: 6-16 years old

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  • Try It Out
    For Free!

    Try out our virtual courses with a free 30 minute taster! Led by our world-class mentors, these interactive sessions are the perfect introduction to Debate Mate.

    Ages: 6-16 years old

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  • Master the Art of Persuasion

    Unlock the power of effective communication through our engaging e-books, designed to shape young minds into confident debaters.

    Ages: 8-11 years old

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Why Join Debate Mate?

  • Lauren

    Public Speaking

    “I highly recommend Debate Mate Online. It's the perfect platform for anyone wishing to develop his or her public speaking and debating skills.”

  • Yari


    “I could see my shy daughter becoming more and more confident, communicating more effectively when speaking out in front of others.”

  • Thomas

    Critical Thinking

    "Highly recommend Debate Mate to help grow a child's critical thinking, public speaking skills and self-confidence - all while having fun.”

  • Sonia


    “My children are developing a wonderful use of persuasive language which I believe has helped my eldest in her 11 plus interviews.“

  • Sonia

    Global Classroom

    “Debate Mate’s global classroom has expanded my girls' worldviews, developed their empathy and improved their social skills.”

  • Linda

    Personal Touch

    “At the end of the course, I was sent a progress report that frankly feels more detailed than the one I got from my son's teacher this year.”


What is a Virtual Debate Club?

Each club is led by two of Debate Mate’s award winning university mentors. Our clubs are fun and high energy, with personalised feedback throughout and detailed progress reports at the end of term.

  • Master the art of public speaking.
  • Boost self-esteem and confidence.
  • Discuss and debate real-world issues.
  • Learn critical thinking and teamwork skills.
How it Works

Taught by World-Class University Mentors

  • Jude

    French and Linguistics,
    Newcastle University

  • Sankirtana

    MSc Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
    London School of Economics

  • Lawrence

    University of Ghana

  • Huda

    The University of Manchester

Choose a club time to suit you

We have a range of weekly debate
clubs to suit all time zones.

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We prioritise your child's safety

All Debate Mate staff are background checked and trained in child safeguarding.

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Want to chat about how we can help your child?

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Tripod, Lambeth Town Hall
020 3398 5644

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