Tom Brown

Tom Brown has successfully completed the London Half Marathon 2018!Read more

Cath Kidston Runners

We have had the pleasure of having 3 lovely ladies from Cath Kidston support us in the London Half Marathon 2018Read more

The best English school in London

English Express has won the award for best English school in London for the second year running.Read more

He's got his literacy certificate!

One of our Butterfly pupils - has really earned it!Read more

Grenfell Tower Tragedy

We are mourning the loss of two of our Butterfly pupils.Read more

Thank you, Lilian Baylis Technology School!

Real Action is very grateful to Lillian Baylis Technology School for their donation.Read more

A Very Butterfly Christmas!

After a very busy 2015, we ended the year with Christmas parties at each of our 3 Butterfly Saturday Schools.Read more

Opening our 3rd Butterfly Saturday School!

The new school will be at Colville Primary School, on Lonsdale Road, W11 2DF.Read more

Shortlisted for Guardian Charity Awards 2015

Thank you, Guardian, and thank you to all our volunteers and supporters for making this happen!Read more

We are Troubleshooters

Thank you, Osprey Capital, for being one of our long term supporters!Read more

The Lessons Our Schools Must Learn

"Employers do not hire those who cannot write a letter properly" The Sunday TimesRead more

Michael Gove’s illiteracy crusade will have huge benefits for our economy

"NEARLY half of all businesses are forced to provide literacy classes because many recruits can’t write a coherent memo." City A.M.Read more

Postgrads drafted in to help secondary school pupils read properly

"University students are being sent into London secondary schools to give urgent help to the growing number of children who turn up unable to read properly." Evening StandardRead more

Butterfly reading to the rescue in secondary schools

“Too many children arrive in secondary school unable to read and write properly. Our Butterfly programme is designed to put that right. We are delighted to take part in this exciting initiative.” Katie Ivens, Real ActionRead more

School run by volunteers saves estate’s children from gang crime

Article by Simon Freeman, published in The Evening Standard on 10 October 2012Read more

The People: Saturday write fever: Meet the kids from ‘crack city’ estate desperate to learn at weekends school

Article by Pamela Owen, published in The People on 7 October 2012Read more

Learning to Read, Reading to Learn

We are pleased to announce the release of exciting research, which shows the outstanding impact of Real Action’s work.Read more

How grammar can keep you out of jail

Extract from article by Tom Hodgkinson, editor of The Idler and head of the Idler Academy, published in The Independent on Sunday on 8 August 2012.Read more

Grove Magazine

Real Action provides educational solutions to some of the most challenging problems…Read more

Michael Gove visits Queens Park Language School

It is fantastic for the children self-esteem and confidence to learn to read so quickly.Read more

A Woman’s Entitlement, Financial Times

The school’s success, for both children and adults, has been astonishing...Read more

Evening Standard – One child in four…

Almost 20,000 children will start secondary school in September already behind their classmates.Read more

Wood and Vale

What is special about Real Action is the method of teaching that they use…Read more