Teaching phonics: information for schools

Documents on effective phonics teaching strategies.

Information to help schools select an effective phonics programme and research on phonics strategies for teachers.

You can find older phonics guidance and advice on the National Archives website. Note: the search function is not available on archived content so please use the filters on the left of each page.


  1. Learning to read through phonics

    • Guidance
  2. Research evidence on reading for pleasure

    • Research and analysis
  3. Teaching the higher levels of phonics

    • Guidance
  4. Phonics teaching materials: core criteria and self-assessment

    • Guidance