Literacy Support For Disadvantaged Children in East Oxford

Rose Hill Primary is in an area of deprivation in Oxford. Half the pupils are eligible for Free School Meals and 2 out of 5 children do not achieve the expected levels in reading, writing and mathematics by the time they leave the primary school. This can make it very hard for those children to succeed at secondary school and then beyond.


Quest for Learning helps disadvantaged children in Oxfordshire to succeed in education.  Children are taught through small group interventions to help them catch up academically with their peers, improve their confidence and self-belief, achieve higher assessment results and ultimately have better life chances.

With Lifeline’s support we were able to deliver our literacy programme BookQuest  to 18 children at Rose Hill whose reading levels were well below expectations for their age.  They were taught in groups of three, twice a week for 10 weeks by our tutor Liz.  In total each child received 15 hours of tuition.

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Impact of Lifelines' Support

After taking part in BookQuest for just ten weeks, the children made an average gain in their reading accuracy of 11 months!  And an average reading comprehension gain of 16 months!

In addition, their class teacher thought all the children would achieve better assessment results following their participation in BookQuest.

“K really enjoys BookQuest! He literally bounds out the classroom for the sessions. He has enjoyed the reading and linked activities every week. “ – Class Teacher