Academy of Reading®

Years/Age range

Y6 (Northern Ireland Y7)

Type of children

Low attainers

Length of intervention

20 weeks; number of sessions varies to suit each pupil

Brief description

Academy of Reading® is a computer-based reading intervention programme that is designed to give pupils the basic reading skills they need to form a foundation of reading success. The programme includes work on phonemic awareness, sound-symbol association, phonics and decoding, and comprehension.


For comprehension in Y6: useful

Further information


The UK evidence on this scheme comes from a pilot study in five Education and Library Board areas in Northern Ireland carried out in 2003-04