ABC to Read - Literacy Support


We are looking to recruit many more volunteers to help the children in Reading who are struggling to read! To find out more about volunteering visit


ABC to read (Assisting Berkshire Children) is a local charity that recruits, trains and supports community volunteers to mentor children that struggle to read and lack confidence.  The volunteers provide one to one mentoring within primary schools throughout Reading and due to funding the charity have been able to extend their services to provide workshops to parents in order to give them the confidence to support their children at home. The charity are also able to provide training for school's own parent helpers.

The charity also provide workshops to students giving them leadership skills to support younger peers for whom reading is a challenge whilst helping raise literacy attainment and school cohesion.

Please see flyer...


Who to contact

Contact Name
Marcia Rowlinson
Contact Position
Chief Officer
01189511336 01189511336
Scan to visit this website

Where to go

St. Marks Church Hall
Cranbury Road
RG30 2TA
Directions to RG30 2TA

The charity runs across the whole of Berkshire

Time / Date Details

When is it on
During school day, term time only


We do ask a contribution towards our costs but if grants are available then we can provide our service for free.


Other notes

We also deliver workshops to older children so they can support younger peers for whom reading is a challenge.  We deliver workshops to parents to show them how they can support their children at home all within school settings


Rated 5 out of 5 (1 rating)

Sign in to rate this service


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.


Sign in to rate this service Save to Shortlist

Last Updated

Last updated:

Contact the Team

Family Information Service 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
Skip back to top of page