Frequently asked questions

What is is a website based online reading program designed by a teacher to help children learn to read in a more fun and engaging way. Play fun phonics games and systematically learn the 44 phonetic sounds of the English language. By turning phonics lessons into phonics games, students stay engaged longer with a higher level of concentration than traditional resources.

Who started was founded by Sophie Cooper, a primary school teacher in England who wanted to create a fun way for children to learn to read through the method of phonics play. Read our story and how Read with Phonics was created.

How does Phonics help my child to read?

Phonics is proven to be the most effective method at teaching children to learn to read as it simplifies the English language down into just 44 sounds. Children therefore 'decode' words by breaking them down into it's sounds rather than having to memorise 1,000's of words individually.

How can I pay for an account with

At the moment you can only pay online through debit or credit card.

Do I need to subscribe as a parent?

No. is a one off payment that gives you full access to our online reading program, forever.

Can I have more than one user?

Unfortunately not, there is just one user per account.

I am a home educator, can I use Phonics Schools?

No. Unfortunately home educators must pay £7.99 for the parents edition. Phonics Schools is a free service for schools, libraries and educational organisations of 10 or more pupils.

What is Phonics Schools?

Phonics Schools is for teaching and educational professionals. Phonics Schools enables teachers to track each students progress and highlights to teachers which sounds students need to work on the most. Phonics Schools is free in order to help more children learn to read around the world and give more children access to great resources. Please note, we keep a strict eye on these accounts and close down those we suspect of private use without warning.

How can I apply for a Phonics Schools account?

You can apply for your free schools account by visiting

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up and set up your class. Get started now and use phonics games in your phonics lessons today.

Your website is blocked at my school, can you help?

Unfortunately no, this is something that will need to happen your end. If you speak to your IT team they will be able to allow and unblock our site and give you access on your school network.

I have forgotten my login details, what do I do?

Visit section and click 'login' in the top menu bar, click 'forgotten my password' and we will send you an email to reset a new one.

Do you have an app?

We do! is available in the iOS, Google Play and Amazon App Stores allow you to carry on learning on the move! Visit the homepage for the links to our app stores

My app is crashing?

Oh no! We ask that your first step is to 'force close' Read with Phonics and restart it. If it is still not working with ask that you check your app is fully up to date with the latest version as is your device software. If this still doesn't fix the problem then you can contact us at and let us know what is going wrong. In order for us to help you as quickly as possible please include what app store you downloaded it from, your device model, whether you are on 4G/3G/wifi and which version of the app you currently have.

Are you VAT registered?

Yes. Our VAT number is 234 9168 86.