Success Stories

07/02/2024
Brigstock Lathams CE Primary School, Kettering

Brigstock Lathams CE Primary School, Kettering

Brigstock Lathams CE Primary School is a single-form school in rural Northamptonshire. As a small village school, we have mixed-age classes and the configuration of these varies from year to year depending on pupil numbers. We have Reception/Y1, Y2, Y3/4,…

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23/11/2023
The British School - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The British School - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

We are a British School based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Working with an almost exclusively EAL population, we are always seeking ways to increase the students' exposure to high-quality language and to prompt deeper thinking about the wider world.…

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24/10/2023
Barlborough Hall School, Derbyshire

Barlborough Hall School, Derbyshire

Barlborough Hall is a co-educational independent day school and nursery on the border of North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.  During our English review in 2022, we decided that our English needed a shake up and we needed to increase the amount…

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18/07/2023
Woodlea Primary School, Durham

Woodlea Primary School, Durham

Woodlea is a one form entry school in the North East of England. During the phases of lockdown - our small school network merged into a single entity - which stumbled across the Literacy Tree whilst looking for a new…

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26/05/2023
Knowles Primary School, Milton Keynes

Knowles Primary School, Milton Keynes

After more than a decade of teaching Literacy the same way, through a tried and tested storytelling approach, we regularly saw results inline with and above national from EYFS-Year 6 year on year. However, increasingly we felt the need to…

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29/03/2023
Amherst Primary, Guernsey

Amherst Primary, Guernsey

Amherst is a three-form entry primary school in Guernsey, Channel Islands. We started our journey with Literacy Tree in January 2023. After a change in leadership in September 2022, we reflected on our literacy provision and realised we had gotten…

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10/02/2023
Ashford Park Primary, Surrey

Ashford Park Primary, Surrey

Ashford Park is a large, increasingly diverse, three form entry primary school located close to Heathrow Airport, right on the edge of Surrey. Our vision of ‘Inspiring a love for life-long learning’ is at the heart of everything that we…

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18/12/2022
Greengate Lane Academy, Sheffield

Greengate Lane Academy, Sheffield

We are a one form entry primary school in north Sheffield. We are above average in terms of Free School Meals, ranked in the 85th – 100th percentile group. The background of the pupils gives the school a deprivation score…

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21/10/2022
Brunswick Park Primary, Camberwell

Brunswick Park Primary, Camberwell

We are a two-form entry primary school in an increasingly diverse urban area. We plan our curriculum carefully to reflect our community, which is changing fast, and Literacy Tree texts and sequences fit perfectly with our values and ethos. Teachers…

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14/07/2022
The Grange School, Daventry

The Grange School, Daventry

At The Grange School, Daventry we have placed reading and books at the heart of our curriculum, in order to introduce the children to a world beyond our small, market town.  Our curriculum aim is for all our children to…

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30/05/2022
Wade Deacon Trust

Wade Deacon Trust

As a Multi Academy Trust, we have 5 primary schools and 4 secondary schools. We began our Literacy Tree journey around 4 years ago when one of our primary schools, Whiston Willis, implemented the book-based approach, closely followed by Yew…

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21/04/2022
Hollydale Primary, London

Hollydale Primary, London

We are a small one form entry school in the heart of Peckham. Each year, a large proportion of our children who join our school are well below age related expectations in reading and writing.   Literacy Tree’s Literary Leaves,…

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21/02/2022
St Michael's, Bexley

St Michael's, Bexley

A few years ago, our school made the decision to really focus on putting reading and books at the heart of our curriculum. We felt that by using books as the drivers for our writing curriculum children would have further…

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15/12/2021
The Grove Primary, Cambridge

The Grove Primary, Cambridge

'At The Grove, we love books and we believe that they can open our minds to new ideas, new worlds and new adventures.  Therefore, from the start of their journey with us, we want the children to be immersed in…

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14/09/2021
Bilton Infant School, Warwickshire

Bilton Infant School, Warwickshire

Three years ago, Literacy Tree struck a chord for us.  As an infant school our academic standards were good. However, with a changing demographic and decline in on entry standards, particularly around vocabulary, we recognised a need to revise our…

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06/09/2021
St Mary, Costa Rica

St Mary, Costa Rica

Our Journey with Literacy Tree My personal journey started many years ago when I worked in the UK. In 2019 I relocated to San Jose, Costa Rica to be the principal of a primary school.  The challenge that was set…

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02/08/2021
Talavera Junior School, Hampshire

Talavera Junior School, Hampshire

Five years ago, we identified a need to drastically reform our English curriculum so that it was driven by high-quality texts that would bring learning to life for our children. As a result, we sought the help and advice of…

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19/07/2021
Treloweth Primary School, Cornwall

Treloweth Primary School, Cornwall

The first thing we did after deciding to go with Literacy Tree's approach was to purchase one copy of every text in the scheme. After laying them all out in the hall, in the order they would be taught, we…

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28/05/2021
Barrow Hill Junior School, Westminster

Barrow Hill Junior School, Westminster

When I look at the children’s books now I can see that Writing is where they take a leap of faith, try on another person’s shoes, venture an opinion they may not be sure of, report about something brand new…

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08/04/2021
Limpsfield CE Infant School, Surrey

Limpsfield CE Infant School, Surrey

At Limpsfield C.E. Infant School, we have implemented Literary Tree for nearly two academic years. In that time, we have begun to integrate the holistic approach to reading and writing offered by Literacy Tree into our own provision, and have…

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11/02/2021
Waterside SEMH Primary Greenwich

Waterside SEMH Primary Greenwich

Waterside is an SEMH primary school and as such, many of our children join us after a tricky time in a mainstream school. They often arrive feeling as though school isn’t somewhere they can be successful and with unusual gaps…

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16/12/2020
Sellincourt Primary School, Wandsworth

Sellincourt Primary School, Wandsworth

Sellincourt School are one of the newer schools to join the Literacy Tree family, and that is exactly how it feels, being a part of something rather than simply having bought a product.  Literacy Tree team are highly accessible and…

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12/11/2020
British School of Brussels

British School of Brussels

Our Literacy Tree journey began four years ago when we decided that we wanted our English curriculum to be firmly rooted in high quality children’s literature. We are a large international school, catering for students of over 70 nationalities, many…

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18/08/2020
St Peter's Teaching School, Somerset

St Peter's Teaching School, Somerset

"We have worked with Literacy Tree as part of our large multi academy trust (more than 20 primary schools). Many of our schools were already using a book based approach to literacy but this had, over the years, lost progression…

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25/06/2020
Oxford High Prep School

Oxford High Prep School

'We started looking into using Literacy Tree plans about 3 years ago. We wanted to adopt a book basked approach throughout the school and ensure there was consistency in what we were teaching. We began by trialling it in Year…

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10/04/2020
Sheringham Community Primary School, Norfolk

Sheringham Community Primary School, Norfolk

"We have all done it... scrolled through the internet looking for concepts to inject some new ideas into our teaching methods. Our journey started about a year ago when as English Coordinator I started to look for a different approach…

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14/02/2020
St John's C of E School, Caterham

St John's C of E School, Caterham

"English at St John's needed some life breathing into it and that is exactly what Literacy Tree has done for us in the last year. The themes and lessons are both engaging and exciting and the plans are full of…

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18/12/2019
Oldfield Primary, Ealing

Oldfield Primary, Ealing

"I became Headteacher at my new school in May 2018 and there were some whole class books with the new grammar content crammed in higher up the school and topics were mostly based around genre. Very often, each genre lasted…

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01/11/2019
Yew Tree Primary, Liverpool

Yew Tree Primary, Liverpool

"In our first year of implementing and working working with Literacy Tree, our children’s love and knowledge of literature has grown exponentially and our staff are thoroughly enjoying teaching the planning sequences. Because of the quality texts, bespoke CPD and expert…

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11/07/2019
Van Gogh Primary, Lambeth

Van Gogh Primary, Lambeth

"Van Gogh Primary opened its doors in September 2018 as an academy converter.  Based on book reviews and pupil interviews, it was clear that the children did not see themselves as writers and their writing was flat.  There appeared to…

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24/05/2019
Dalmain Primary, Lewisham

Dalmain Primary, Lewisham

"Since starting to work with Literacy Tree, the standards of writing have soared at Dalmain Primary School. Children absolutely love the range of writing opportunities available through this book-based approach, and numerous parents and carers have commented on their child’s…

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05/04/2019
Whiston Willis, Knowsley

Whiston Willis, Knowsley

"We implemented Literacy Tree across the school at the beginning of this academic year and the rapid results we are seeing already are outstanding. Exposing our children to high quality, age-appropriate literature from a range of authors has allowed them…

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14/12/2018
Dulwich Wood Primary, Southwark

Dulwich Wood Primary, Southwark

"Children at Dulwich Wood have developed a real love of reading and awareness of authors since we started using Literacy Tree resources. Because each sequence begins with a hook that enthuses and engages the children, it offers creative and real…

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26/10/2018
Highgate Primary, Rotherham

Highgate Primary, Rotherham

"At Highgate, we have been using Literacy Tree materials for almost 2 years now and the impact on our writing culture and on pupil independence has been phenomenal.  Prior to using the materials, many struggled to see themselves as writers…

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