What have we achieved so far?
Since our foundation in 1993, literacy levels have increased by 24%, with 80% of 11-year-olds reaching the stage expected for their age group in 2009, compared with only 56% in 1995. Yet, as demands on literacy skills are rapidly increasing, there is still much to do to reach those people who are in most need of literacy support.
18Jan2017Bradford Hub boosts development with Early Language and Literacy Project
A joint early years project in Bradford has raised low development levels in reception-aged children by more than double the LA average.
16Dec2016Teams from Boots Opticians and PwC take on the Arctic Challenge
On Friday 2 December, intrepid teams from Boots Opticians and PwC UK gathered at Gatwick Airport, ready to embark on an epic journey to take on the National Literacy Trust Arctic team challenge.
05Dec2016Early Words Together empowers parents in our Peterborough Hub
Dogsthorpe Infants is a primary school in the National Literacy Trust Hub in Peterborough which recently took part in Early Words Together.
18Nov2016Our Stories poetry programme is a success in Bradford
Our Stories, a performance poetry programme developed through the National Literacy Trust Hub in Bradford, was recently piloted in four Bradford schools.
12Oct2016Voices Festival inspires pupils at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy
Students from Year 7 and 8 from Darwen Aldridge Community Academy (DACA) attended an exclusive one-day language and literacy festival this summer
08Aug2016Niamh supports literacy and discovers new books with a Tales and Teapot party
This summer we launched Tales and Teapots, a new fundraising initiative developed in partnership with Boots Opticians. Niamh Bryan from Lichfield recently hosted her own Tales and Teapots party and shared her experience.
27Jul2016Thousands of schools enjoy our live Euro 2016 story!
We celebrated the Euro 2016 football tournament and commemorated the centenary of the Battle of the Somme with a live daily story, Over the Line 2016, written by children’s author Tom Palmer.
29Jun2016Premier League Reading Stars introduces reluctant readers at Kensington Aldridge Academy to new reading opportunities
The reading habits of students who participated in PLRS changed noticeably during the 10 week programme, with more students visiting the library to borrow books.
29Jun2016Pupils at Christ’s School make up to five years reading progress after taking part in Premier League Reading Stars
The programme has had a substantial impact on pupils’ reading attainment, with 80% of pupils making more than expected progress after taking part last year.
28Jun2016Young Readers Programme inspires Tom to read at home
Nine-year-old Tom took part in the Young Readers Programme at King’s Oak Primary School in New Malden in the summer term.