Boosting literacy levels for all pupils


ReadingWise UK actually began life in India in 2006. Known there by its Hindi name of Tara Akshar, it quickly became the country’s most successful literacy programme. Since 2015, we've helped over 16,000 UK pupils in hundreds of UK schools, with an average reading age increase of 9 months in 20 hours. ReadingWise UK contains almost 2,000 lessons to thoroughly address all issues with letter recognition, phonics, sight words, chunking and all the other impediments to fluent reading.

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In the autumn term of 2015, headteacher Jenny Taylor ran a new, two-week initiative at her school, Horfield Church Of England Primary in Bristol. A trial of literacy platform ReadingWise saw major improvements for the 10 pupils involved; so much so that the school now runs three intervention groups of ten pupils daily, helping them to reach many struggling readers.

“ReadingWise has proven itself to be a highly-effective intervention that offers personalised learning to large numbers of children,” said Jenny. “It has a measurable impact in a short amount of time.”

The pupils enjoy the programme, and are able to articulate how ReadingWise has helped with their reading. You can see this in the short film here:

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ReadingWise has been designed with ease-of-use in mind, ensuring that actions such as reporting can be done with ease. This saves staff time and helps to reduce workload. Horfield pupils continue to make great progress: the school achieved excellent SATS reading results in 2016, and in 2017 won the UK Literacy Association ‘Literacy School of the Year’ award. Jenny and the team are delighted with contribution ReadingWise has made to these great outcomes.

Since 2015 ReadingWise has reached over 16,000 pupils across the UK. If you would like to explore how ReadingWise can transform reading in your school, you can book a demo at:

ReadingWise offers one of the most generous trial periods available, with free training and two weeks with the programme included. Book a demo with the friendly and helpful team to find out more!

Visit or contact / 01273 843 927 for more information.

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