Outwood English Hub


In October 2018, the government announced the names of 32 schools across England designated as national English Hubs. They will take a leading role in supporting schools in the teaching of early reading and phonics.

We are delighted that Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate has been named as one of 32 English Hubs appointed by the Department for Education, and will work as part of the Outwood Institute of Education.

The hub schools were chosen through a competitive process – all 32 have a background of excellent phonics teaching and are distributed to benefit the areas that need it most. Each hub will identify specialist literacy teachers who will get additional training to act as experts in teaching in early language and reading from reception year to Key Stage 1. The hubs will work with up to 170 local primary schools and will build a network of excellent phonics teaching in every region.

Congratulations to all students and staff at Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate!

For more information, please visit the Outwood English Hub website: