Our impact

How we are changing children's lives.

In 2017/18…

Nearly 25,000 hours of support were delivered.

Over 540 children were supported across all our programmes.

Specialist support was delivered by our trained tutors in 14 Literacy Labs during school hours and in 5 Community Literacy Labs outside school hours.

On average, the children we supported were aged 6 years and 7 months old when they started our Literacy Lab intervention, with a reading age of only 5 years old.

The children who completed our intervention made gains of 2 years and 5 months. When they ‘graduated’ from our Literacy Lab, they had an average age of 7 years and 6 months and a reading age of 7 years and 8 months, putting them two months ahead of typically developing peers.

Of the children who completed our intervention in our school-based Literacy Labs:
97% either closed or narrowed the gap in their reading age,
95% either closed or narrowed the gap in their comprehension age.

Find out about the Literacy Labs where much of our work takes place.

  • Our intervention offers a 'gold standard' in the provision of phonics-based instruction.

    - Validation by the University of Sheffield.