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.

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.

Our Butterfly Saturday Reading Schools run every Saturday morning (10am-12pm) during term-time at the following locations:


Portobello Butterfly School

In March 2012 the Portobello Butterfly School opened in partnership with the Rugby Portobello Trust, at their HQ.

Address: Rugby Portobello Trust, 221 Walmer Road, W11 4EY


The Learning Store Butterfly School

In 2018, our Flagship Butterfly School moved to Real Action's headquarters on Mozart Street W10. This was Real Action's first Saturday school. It started over 20 years ago at a community college premises on Saltram Crescent, W9 3HW. It has moved several times since.

Address: The Learning Store, 3 Mozart Street, London W10 4LA


Real Action, The Learning Store, 3 Mozart Street, Queens Park, London W10 4LA Registered charity number: 1072633
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