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Nessy Reading and Spelling

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From: £8.00 / month


Winner of the Education Resources Award. Nessy Reading and Spelling is an enormous resource that covers 5 school years of literacy development from Year 1 to Year 6.

Nessy Reading and Spelling was developed at the Bristol Dyslexia Centre by a team of specialists. The program has been used since 1999, with 100,000s of children worldwide. It is designed for children 6-11 years old, although many older students find the program helpful.

Nessy is not just for dyslexia. All students benefit from Structured Literacy based upon the Science of Reading. The program begins with systematic synthetic phonics which has been proven to be the best way to instruct early readers. As literacy skills develop, students advance to instruction in spelling, morphology, vocabulary and comprehension. Independent research has shown the program to be effective even for those learning English as an additional language.


“Nessy really has made a huge difference. It is easily understood, and teaches
through fun, concrete methods. The games are fantastic for learning. I love it!” 
Julian Swindale, Teacher


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How Nessy Works


  • Assessment: Students begin by taking the Nessy Challenge to establish their baseline reading and spelling ability. The program then automatically assigns personalised reading and spelling targets.
  • Reporting: Reporting allows teachers to identify and target areas of instruction monitor student use of the program and progress.
  • Individualised Approach:  Students work independently through a series of video strategies, games and worksheets.
  • Rewards: Students collect Nessy nuggets as a reward for their effort.


“The kids love it because of the games and funny characters!
They actually don’t realise that they are learning.”
Christy Harrison, Teacher



“Nessy has proved a wonderful resource, and has enabled the island to become dyslexia friendly”
Wendy Hurford MBE, Director of Special Education




  • Internet
  • Works best with Google Chrome
  • Compatible with most tablets equivalent of iPad 5 and newer.

If you require larger licences, please contact the Nessy Sales Team




“It’s a brilliant program, I had failed with every other intervention.”
Lucy McGann, Parent

“Your product is fantastic. I love it for my students. As a dyslexia specialist, it is one of the most effective curricula that I have ever implemented with students.”
Tiffany, Structured Literacy Teacher & Education Specialist

“I can’t express strongly enough how much we appreciate your program and what it has done for my daughter. When starting your program, my daughter read at a beginning 2nd grade level, 2 years behind her actual grade level. We pulled her out of public school, began homeschooling and used your program daily. In less than a year, my daughter is now reading at a 5th grade level, her current grade level.”
Crystal Lovato, Parent

“If you want your kids to be happier while they are learning then go to When we are working on assignments and some kids finish early they can go on Your kids can get better grades. Today I learned words with “or”. I really like Nessy and learn a lot from it.”
Abygail, Child

“It was more extensive and inclusive than any other product I purchased and responsible for 100% of our reading success. It was the single most valuable product I could have come across. This program is impossible to fail. You basically have to NOT do it.”
Gail Camenzind, Homeschooling Parent

“We’re really loving Nessy reading and spelling. The online version is brilliant.”
Marianne Corcoran, Teacher


Key Features

  • 10 islands
  • 100 lessons
  • 1000+ worksheets
  • 300+ animated strategies
  • Learn prefixes and suffixes
  • Mnemonic spelling strategies
  • Sets learning objectives
  • Easy to use

Nessy Reading and Spelling

From: £8.00 / month


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