About Us

What are English Hubs?

In October 2018, the DfE launched 32 English Hubs at primary schools across England to support schools to improve the teaching of early language and reading. Each Hub school has been chosen for its track record in excellent teaching of reading.

Hub schools are able to offer funding and free support to schools.

Support provided by the hubs will focus on the following three areas:

  1. Early-language development and 'closing the word gap'.
  2. Age-appropriate phonics: encouraging fidelity to a single systematic synthetic phonics programme and supporting the effective use of decodable books in the early stages of learning as a way of establishing phonic decoding.
  3. Promoting a love of reading through a focus on reading aloud, encouraging reading at home and developing teachers' knowledge of children's literature.

New Vision English Hub at Elmhurst Primary School

New Vision English Hub is based at Elmhurst Primary School, Forest Gate. We are a large, outstanding primary school (Ofsted Report, October 2021).

As a Maths Hub and English Hub, we have experience in providing high-quality CPD, funding and support to drive school improvement.

We are passionate about reading and teaching children to read fluently and for enjoyment.

East of England North East London

There are three English Hubs based in the region: New Vision English Hub, Myland English Hub and New Wave English Hub. Hub schools have been allocated a geographical area within the region. However, you may choose to engage with any Hub, for example if you already have links to a specific Hub.

Where we work

North East London:

  • Newham
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Islington
  • Redbridge
  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Havering



  • Epping Forest
  • Uttlesford
  • Braintree
  • Chelmsford
  • Maldon
  • Rochford
  • Brentwood
  • Southend on Sea
  • Castle Point
  • Basildon
  • Thurrock
  • St Edmundsbury
  • Harlow