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Welcome to PiXL Primary

Supporting schools at Key Stage 1 and 2

In Primary, we know that support for the Raising Standards Leader is crucial but so is the support for all leaders in schools. That is why our resources, strategies and leadership thinking materials are focused on leadership at all levels.

This next year, we are going to be working even harder to ensure that you and your staff, including middle leaders, feel equipped for the challenges ahead. Here is how we are going to do that:

  • Specialist support is available if you and your team want to implement a PiXL strategy or want to have some input around a specific area like leadership, teaching and learning or curriculum then you can book an appointment with someone who can help you in your context.
  • Middle leadership support through our Curriculum Leaders course as well as English and Maths Subject Leader networks. We are also running 'Fast CPD' sessions across the year so that key messages can be shared across whole school.
  • Online interactive collaboration networks around the issues surrounding the Wildly Important Goal can be accessed by Subject Leaders and the RSL as we seek to unpick the barriers to improving outcomes and life chances.
  • Strategies and resources to address the big areas that we have to address, whether that is disciplinary literacy, reading, transition, financial education, oracy, writing or calculation fluency.
  • The School of PiXL Leadership courses are aimed at people in different roles: there are RSL courses and two courses for middle leaders (new and experienced) as well as one for your pastoral team. All of them are focused on practical ways of improving life chances and outcomes in the role that you are in.
  • Our Diagnostic Assessment Package provides the tools to diagnose pupils’ gaps and benchmark against thousands of pupils across the PiXL partnership.
  • Support in developing Diagnosis, Therapy, Testing and Revisiting (DTTR) across your school to support all staff in being laser sharp in diagnosing and addressing gaps in learning. The package will include short videos, workbooks to encourage collective thinking and case studies from schools.
  • A series of How To Guides and Leadership Thinking Guides enable leaders at all levels to really understand the issues and to do their own thinking. Whether these are on Oracy, Spoken Language and Vocabulary, Transition, or How to have crucial conversations, we guide you through the process of working out what is an issue for you and what to do about it.


Strategies and resources

Each year, we release big resource packages to help have impact in schools. We are intelligence led and evidence informed which means we are also responsive to your need. We regularly ask a range of leaders across primary schools what they need and we respond to what you tell us. We know that things change quickly, new issues emerge and old issues remain a challenge, that is why we are here to support you and walk alongside you.

Some of the highlights of the offer for 2024-25:

What you tell us are some of the issues

How PiXL will support you

Developing independent writers

Do pupils have a toolkit for writing so that they know what to do and how to do it in terms of writing and therefore becoming independent writers?

Writing project which includes CPD and classroom materials on:

  • Developing self-efficacy 
  • Promoting independence 
  • Greater depth writing 

PiXL Reading

Is your school leveraging PiXL's reading strategies to maximise pupil success? Are you inspiring all pupils to love reading – for learning, life and leadership?

We will be continuing to develop our existing PiXL Reading resources as well as working on new materials, including:

  • Struggling readers support
  • Early reading
  • Developing inference

Calculation fluency

Are mental calculation strategies taught consistently across the school to develop pupils’ speed, accuracy and confidence?


  • Mental Calculation Strategy classroom resources for use alongside the existing Mental Agility tests

Oracy across the curriculum

“In order to develop confidence and competence in spoken language, children and young people need consistent opportunities to develop and practise these skills throughout their schooling.”

Speak for Change, Oracy APPG Inquiry


  • Build on the existing Early Years Communication & Language package with further case studies and support materials
  • Practical strategies and resources for the classroom
  • Hear from Oracy experts speaking at events

Supporting DTTR (Diagnosis, Therapy, Testing and Revisiting)

Are PiXL strategies known and used consistently across the school in order to support all learners?


  • Package of support on DTTR including a suite of videos and resources to support the use of PiXL for impact
  • Case studies shared at events including using DTTR to support teaching of mixed-age classes


The best way to experience what being part of PiXL is like is to attend our next National Conference as a guest. They happen three times a year.
Email to arrange to attend the next one as a guest school. 


Find out a little more about our leadership offer using the links below:

Membership subscription fees

Membership subscription fees cover the academic year from 1st September 2024 to 31st August 2025.

All prices stated do not include VAT. Please contact for the current in-year subscription fees.


Under 125 pupils

Over 125 pupils

PiXL Primary 2024-25 Subscription


PiXL Key Stage 1 2024-25 Subscription



Multi Academy Trusts

 If you are in a Multi Academy Trust and interested in a Trust membership with PiXL, we offer PiXL MAT Connect.
Please email and we will get back to you with further information, bespoke to your setting.


Interested in joining us?

Email our membership team via our Contact Form

We’ll invite you to access our next event as a guest to gain better insight into what PiXL Primary is like and how becoming a member could benefit your primary school.

For any other questions about PiXL Primary, contact us by selecting 'PiXL Primary' on our Contact Form.

  • PiXL’s work is truly remarkable and has been a saviour and sanctuary of common sense and really useful strategies at a time of madness!

    Headteacher, PiXL Secondary school

  • For me, PiXL is a community of like-minded learners who have a moral imperative to raise standards and support children and schools to be better – who wouldn't want to be in PiXL?

    Executive Headteacher, PiXL Primary school

  • PiXL provides a reassuring touchstone, and never more has that been so important to school leaders. PiXL is populated with like-minded and motivated colleagues who give due thought and consideration about how to best approach the myriad of decisions school leaders take every day. I've worked with PiXL for 8 years now and every meeting leaves me inspired to try new ideas, reassured about things my school is doing well and resolved to continually do better for the young people in my school.

    Headteacher, PiXL Secondary school

  • Post-16 support and resources are top quality — the adaptability of resources makes tailoring them to your students straightforward. The PiXL team are always open to suggestions and strive to ensure hard-working and innovative staff have a support base. They inspire teachers of all levels of experience.

    Senior Leader, PiXL Post 16 school

  • I can honestly say this has been one of the instrumental factors in our success story. The ideas, resources and expertise, which has been so willingly shared by the whole PiXL team, has enabled our Sixth Form to continually change and radically improve. Every single meeting has been packed with fresh ideas and practical tips to help students thrive, both academically and also as a well-rounded individual.

    Headteacher, PiXL Post 16 school

  • PiXL is more than just a network of schools; it is a welcoming organisation, with highly experienced people, offering unparalleled professional support and CPD. PiXL will continue to improve the education system and culture of the schools, Sixth Forms and colleges who introduce and embed their strategies, as it has already.

    Senior Leader, PiXL Post 16 school

  • We have used PiXL in our personal development package, in our interventions, in whole-school teaching and learning CPD and with our staff through PiXL Change. My respect for PiXL has grown and grown.

    Senior Leader, PiXL Post 16 school

  • PiXL has been a huge support network for our academies during these challenging times and has guided us, assisted us and provided us with resources to support our leaders, teachers and pupils. The PiXL team listen to us, take on feedback, ask us what we need and adapt their research and provision in order to suit all of our school’s different needs.

    Executive Headteacher, PiXL Primary school

  • As a member, PiXL provides our school with a wealth of professional development opportunities and high-quality resources for all areas of the core curriculum. Their approach of diagnosis, therapy, testing and revisiting enables us to easily identify children’s next steps on a one-to-one, small group and whole-class basis and then tailor our interventions and whole-class teaching to fill their gaps.

    Executive Headteacher, PiXL Primary school

  • The opportunity to work with such a strong, supportive, diverse team of highly–skilled professionals from across the country, as a PiXL family, has been a very valuable experience in developing the breadth and depth of my knowledge and skill–set, both as a teacher and a leader. Schools, staff and children lie at the heart of everything they do. The question on everyone’s lips is always: ‘What do schools need?’

    Executive Headteacher, PiXL Primary school

  • The beauty of PiXL is that you can pick and mix what you need and make it work for your school; you can be as PiXL as you want to be – it's a continuum.

    Headteacher, PiXL Secondary school

  • I trust my leaders with PiXL: PiXL leadership moves with the times and develops all tiers of leaders, ranging from my new middle leaders to my most experienced Heads of School. It has inspired them to question and challenge themselves, whilst holding their hand and supporting their next steps.

    Headteacher, PiXL Post 16 school

  • In a world of uncertainty, PiXL continues to show its true worth to schools across the nation. The integrity and humility with which the organisation works are quite unique in the world of education support and their drive to focus on the best for our young people is indubitable. Constantly offering support in key areas where the need is greatest, PiXL continues to be the greatest source of support imaginable.

    Headteacher, PiXL Secondary school

  • PiXL is completely driven by its values and moral purpose, acting solely in the interests of the young people in our schools by helping and supporting staff to choose the most appropriate, evidence-informed strategies and resources for their students. PiXL is an incredibly agile organisation in which the exceptional team is able to provide whatever support schools need in the interests of their students.

    Senior Leader, PiXL Post 16 school