Welcome to Oxford Reading Buddy. This is a step-by-step guide to support you in setting up your Oxford Reading Buddy subscription and familiarising yourself with the product. Bookmark this page for the future.

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For international schools please contact your regional representative who can help with setting up a support call. UK schools can book an appointment with a member of our team to help get your school set up.

Before you start

Once your school purchases or trials a subscription the first step is to set up your school account. 

If you have an Oxford Owl account, start here

If you don’t have an Oxford Owl account, start here

Using Oxford Reading Buddy

You will now be the Organisation Administrator for Oxford Reading Buddy in your school. This means that you should have full administration rights for your school.

1. Add teachers

Once your school account is set up you can invite staff members to join. 

2. Add students

Now teachers are set up it’s time to add students and create your classes. 

3. Provide students with login details

Once your students have their login details they can access the Coaching eBooks, wider eBook library and quizzes on desktop and mobile devices both at school and home. 

4. Understand Oxford Reading Levels

When students are uploaded they will be automatically placed on their age expected Oxford Reading Level. Take some time to understand the Levels, automatic progression and how to change a student’s level. 

5. Understand the Reporting area

Familiarise yourself with the reporting area as this allows you to monitor student attainment, progress and engagement. 

6. Understand the comprehension skills and strategies

Familiarise yourself with the comprehension skills and strategies that play a key role in developing children’s understanding and enjoyment of a text.

Now you’re all set up and familiar with ORB it’s important that other staff are engaged and children are excited to use Oxford Reading Buddy. 

Introduce Oxford Reading Buddy to your staff 

Introduce Oxford Reading Buddy to your students 

Introduce Oxford Reading Buddy to your parents