About English Hubs

In October 2018, the Department for Education launched 34 English Hubs at primary schools across England. Each hub was chosen for its track record in excellent phonics and reading teaching.
Hub schools were selected on the following criteria:

The English Hub programme enables Hub schools to work towards increasing reading standards in schools in their region and improve the educational outcomes for the most disadvantaged children.

These Hub schools have been charged with offering funding and free support that focusses on the following three areas:

Early language development: 

Age-appropriate phonics provision:

Encouraging best practice in systematic synthetic phonics teaching from school-based early years provision to the end of Key Stage 1, and as the primary reading strategy throughout the school. This includes:

Promoting a love of reading: