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Butterfly Saturday Schools

At our Butterfly Saturday Reading Schools we help children to learn to read by the systematic Butterfly reading programme. The children, aged five to twelve, come to Real Action from London’s most deprived communities.

We started our first Saturday School at Queens Park Primary School in 1999. In 2012, we opened our second Butterfly School at at Rugby Portobello Trust. On 7 November this year, we opened our third Saturday School at Colville Primary School in Notting Hill. Due to refurbishment work at Colville Primary School, our thirds Saturday School is now moved to Bevington Primary School.

Our schools achieve astounding results: our children’s reading age improves by over a year in just twenty hours’ Butterfly teaching. And these improvements have a lasting positive impact on their lives.

The educational fortunes – the entire future – of a child can be transformed in a matter of months. We call this transformation The Butterfly Effect.

Butterfly Saturday Reading Schools:

Queen’s Park Butterfly School

Where: Queen’s Park Primary School, Droop Street, W10 4DQ.

When: Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Portobello Butterfly School

Where: Rugby Portobello Trust, 221 Walmer Road, W114EY

When: Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bevington Primary Butterfly School

Where: Bevington Primary School, Bevington Road, W10 5TW

When: Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm