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Bug Club
Guided Reading

Developing comprehension & fluent English readers.

Bug Club Guided Reading is our online Book Club for children aged 7 to 14 years. 

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A Fun way to Read and Learn

Here at The Phonics School we don't just read! Our Bug Club reading classes focus on vocabulary development, comprehension, prediction, inference, text discussion, fluency, pronunciation and a range of connected reading skills.

Bug Club Guided Reading is used in more than 40 countries and has helped more than a million children learn to read. In an independent study,

Bug Club Guided Reading has shown to:

  • increase reading enjoyment;

  • encourage reluctant readers to read at home using the online reading world;

  • develop skills, helping children make 30 months of reading progress in 18 months.


What Does the Programme Cover?

Part of the internationally accredited Pearson Bug Club family, Bug Club Guided Reading delivers the UK curriculum, and is also mapped to Cambridge.

It combines hundreds of carefully graded books (in eBook format) with a unique online world and offers children the variety and progression they need to become confident readers and nurture their lifelong love of reading.

Bug Club Guided Reading offers age appropriate eBooks guaranteed to improve children's reading attitudes.

With a mixture of fiction, non-fiction, plays, comics and poetry readers, there is something for every child to get inspired and enjoy reading.

Free e-Books after each Class

In addition to the live classes, each student gets access to their own exciting online world with many more eBooks that are allocated after each class for students to enjoy in their own time.


The books are tailored to the student's age and ability and reinforce what was discussed in the previous class to encourage independent learning.

The online world constantly rewards them for their successes and keeps children motivated and engaged.

Small Groups

Small groups with a maximum of 4 children run at scheduled times each week. The groups provide a fun way to learn with the chance for interactive conversation, whilst still allowing individual attention for each student due to the small class sizes.


Please note we don't recommend our groups for children under 7.


Class duration: 45 minutes


The duration and frequency of classes is tailored to meet the child's individual learning needs and can be arranged on days and times to suit you.

Dates and Timeline

The Phonics School does not follow the traditional academic year and we have new groups starting throughout the year.


Every class is also recorded and can be sent on request to students for them (or their parents) to watch again in their own time if they so wish. This also means, that if they miss a class for any reason, the student can catch up by watching the recorded lesson so they don't fall behind.

What is the Cost?

The group prices are:

1x class each week - 70 euros per month (approx 16.50 euros per class)

2x classes each week - 148 euros per month (approx 16.50 euros per class)

The cost for an individual class is 26.50 euros.

How is it Delivered?

Bug Club Phonics is delivered online from the comfort of your own home (or wherever you may be that day). Once enroled, you will receive a password to log on to the class from your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

All you need is a WiFi connection.


Each class is led by one of our experienced and qualified British teachers. The focus on each lesson is learning through fun with the use of a variety of interactive learning activities including BBC videos, CBeebies videos and a huge library of eBooks matching the students' level.

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What happy parents say!

After the first demo trial, we didn't have any doubt to choose the classes with the Phonics School among other demo classes with different schools and countries. Our goal was to increase the phonics skill of my daughter since she was completely new to the English environment starting directly from year 2. With the help of the phonics school, we were able to catch up with our peers and go beyond it. 

I liked the how teacher is find way to encourage kid talking, sharing her thoughts, getting confidence in spelling.

I liked the weekly progress feedback from the teacher. 

I liked the flexibility of changing schedule agreed in advance if something comes up from both ends. I liked the provided video recordings. I would like to thank Sophie and Donna for the inputs/efforts you put to shape Aylin’s phonics skill.

Dauren, father of Aylin - Kuwait

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