Here at the Children’s Literacy Charity we are specialists in literacy tuition. 

Our goal is to close the literacy gap for all disadvantaged children: we prevent the children who are the most behind from being left behind.

Working in primary schools in areas of deprivation, our expert tutors seek to unlock the potential of disadvantaged children who can be up to two years behind where they should be, not just with reading but with all the important literacy skills: writing, comprehension, listening and speaking.

After one month of our specialist tuition, children can catch up by four and a half months. Two thirds of the children we support close their literacy gap completely.

Not only do we give disadvantaged children the chance to catch up with their peers but many of them are then able to  step ahead.

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The magic of our Literacy Labs

Listen to our tutor Andrea talk about how a Literacy Lab works and why the Head thinks it is so special.

Find out how our Literacy Labs work

Improving lives and life chances since 1992

In 2022 we will have been improving the life chances of children for 30 years. Click here to help us to celebrate this milestone and support our life changing literacy work.

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