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Accelerator Fund: The phonics funding explained

The application window for the Accelerator Fund in English 2022/23 is open now and schools can access up to £9,000 of funding to support pupils’ reading. Nicola Romaine explains how


Did you know you can access up to £9,000 in early language training and resources to help pupils in reception and key stage 1 with their reading, whatever their background, ability or need?

In this article I want to give a quick overview of how to access this all-important funding for your primary school.


Assess your eligibility

First thing’s first – you will need to check your eligibility and what funding you could access as a result.

All state-funded schools can apply to the English Hubs network for up to £9,000 towards phonics resources and training. That includes infant schools, primary schools, and junior schools as well as special schools and pupil referral units with primary-aged children.

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