Harold Court Primary School, Romford, Essex

“Pupils learn phonics through a structured programme, with knowledge introduced in a logical order. All staff are well trained and deliver phonics sessions in line with the programme’s expectations.”

School Inspection: Good
Previous Inspection: Good

Park End Primary School, Middlesbrough

“Pupils respond well to the routine and demand of learning to read through phonics. Well-trained staff use assessment to quickly identify pupils that fall behind.”

School Inspection: Good
Previous Inspection: Good

Norman Pannell Primary School, Liverpool

“Leaders have ensured that there is a consistent approach to the teaching of early reading. All staff have been well trained to teach phonics. If pupils struggle with their reading, leaders make sure support is put into place immediately”.

School Inspection: Good
Previous Inspection: Good

Westbury Infant School, Westbury, Wiltshire

“Leaders have recently revised the school’s phonics programme. All staff benefit from the training they receive to teach phonics well. Children begin phonics as soon as they start school.”

Inspection: Good
Previous Inspection: Good

Old Ford Primary, East London

“Early reading is planned and taught extremely well. Starting in Nursery, children are helped to recognise the sounds that letters make. This is built on effectively in Reception, and in Years 1 and 2, so that pupils become fluent readers”.

School Inspection: Outstanding
Previous Inspection:

Spurcroft Primary, Thatcham, Berkshire

“From the start of Nursery, children are supported effectively to recognise different sounds. This prepares them well for learning to read as they move into Reception. Staff sharply focus on expanding children’s vocabulary, including by routinely reading stories aloud”.

Inspection: Good
Previous Inspection: Good

Lynch Hill School Primary Academy, Slough

“Leaders have invested significantly in the professional development of all staff to teach phonics. This has resulted in a staff team who are experts in teaching children to learn to read”.

School Inspection: Good
Previous Inspection:

Breadsall CofE VC Primary School, Breadsall, Derbyshire

“Staff regularly check how successfully pupils learn new sounds. They are quick to provide support if pupils fall behind. Nothing is left to chance. Leaders are determined that all pupils will read well”.

School Inspection: Good
Previous Inspection: