Case Studies

14/09/2021
Bilton Infant School, Warwickshire

Bilton Infant School, Warwickshire

Three years ago, the Literary Curriculum 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…

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06/09/2021
St Mary, Costa Rica

St Mary, Costa Rica

Our Journey with the Literacy Tree and Literary Curriculum 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…

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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 the Literacy Tree 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,…

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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 The Literary Tree Literary Curriculum for nearly two academic years. In that time, we have begun to integrate the holistic approach to reading and writing offered by The Literacy Tree into our…

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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.  The Literacy Tree team are highly accessible…

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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 the 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…

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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 Literary Curriculum 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 The 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…

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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 the Literacy Tree and their Literary Curriculum, 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…

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05/04/2019
Whiston Willis, Knowsley

Whiston Willis, Knowsley

"We implemented the Literary Curriculum 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…

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15/02/2019
Jupiter Free School, Hemel Hempstead

Jupiter Free School, Hemel Hempstead

"Our introduction to Literacy Tree and the Literary Curriculum was somewhat accidental.  The Education Show 2018, the Literacy Tree Stand and an NQT bold enough to dress up as the Selfish Giant. Because of this we won a year’s free subscription…

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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 the Literary Curriculum resources. Because each sequence begins with a hook that enthuses and engages the children, it offers creative and…

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26/10/2018
Highgate Primary, Rotherham

Highgate Primary, Rotherham

"At Highgate, we have been using the Literary Curriculum 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…

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