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Project X

Addressing the gender gap in literacy

Project X is a modern, whole-school reading and writing programme specially developed to motivate boys and address the gender gap in literacy.

  • Highly motivating books and interactive digital resources that inspire today’s children
  • Research-based programmes, written by experts, designed to help every child succeed
  • The very best planning, teaching and assessment support to reduce your workload
  • A wealth of professional development advice on Oxford Owl to maximise impact

Series contains:

  • Guided reading
  • Independent reading
  • Phonics and comprehension intervention
  • Writing
  • Assessment linked to the Oxford Reading and Writing Criterion Scales
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Project X Support and Information

Curriculum Chart

New 2019 Ofsted Framework

See how Project X supports the new Ofsted Framework


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Professional development

Professional Development

Find an event near you for expert Gary Wilson who shares advice on Raising Boys' Achievement

Project X programmes

Hero Academy

Hero Academy

A fully decodable superhero series aligned to Letters and Sounds Sets with flexible teaching notes for one-to-one, independent and guided reading for reading success in Key Stage 1

Project X Alien Adventures phonics resources

Project X Alien Adventures

Fully decodable exciting space adventure series aligned to Letters and Sounds Sets to develop reading confidence and ignite a love of independent reading for KS1 and KS2

Project X Phonics

Project X Phonics

Decodable readers aligned to Letters and Sounds Sets that ensure consistent phonics practice through fun phonics teaching and activities to embed learning for Reception-Year 1 (P1-2)

Project X CODE

A proven reading intervention for lower juniors
(Years 2–4/P3–5)

Project X Origins

Effective whole-school guided reading
(Reception–Year 6/P1–7)

Project X Graphic Texts

Explore challenging texts and develop higher level comprehension skills through highly visual classics, poetry and non-fiction (Years 4-6/P5-7).

Project X Comprehension Express

Project X Comprehension Express

Comprehension success in 10 weeks (Years 4-6/P5-7)

Big Writing Adventures grammar teaching

Online resources using the Big Writing approach

Big Writing Adventures is an online resource for Reception–Year 6/P1–7 that uses the Big Writing approach

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For bespoke guidance on which Project X strands are best for your school, contact your Local Educational Consultant for free advice and support on your resources.

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