Quest for Learning

Quest for Learning

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Quest for Learning is a small Oxfordshire charity with a big ambition: we want all children to leave primary school able to read well and be confident about maths. Currently, one in five children can’t read well by the age of 11 and many others struggle with basic maths skills. Since 1995, we have worked in primary schools across the county, using our literacy and maths programmes to boost confidence and skills, closing the education disadvantage gap and ultimately improving the life chances of thousands of children.

Our results are consistent and impressive, with children making an average of 16 months progress in reading accuracy and 17 months in reading comprehension after taking part in our 10 week literacy programmes, and 91% of children saying that they feel more confident about maths after 9 weeks of our maths programme. 


We deliver our programmes into primary schools in Oxfordshire, using a team of professional tutors, who have many years of primary classroom experience. In the academic year 2022/23, we supported more than 750 of Oxfordshire's most disadvantaged children with our ReadingQuest, BookQuest and NumSkills programmes, in 20 primary schools. 

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