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.
Premier League Reading Stars successes:
07May2015Football inspires boys at Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School to enjoy reading
Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School took part in the pilot of Premier League Reading Stars Cymru. School librarian Sharon Humphries ran the programme with a group of Year 8 boys and saw its impact on their reading progress and enjoyment.
25Jul2013Football fan Adam, 11, becomes a keen reader
Adam lives in north London with his parents, three sisters and two brothers. He is an avid Chelsea fan but wasn't interested in reading at all. That changed after taking part in our Premier League Reading Stars intervention.
07May2013Pupils make up to a year's progress in reading in 10 weeks
Research into the effectiveness of our Premier League Reading Stars programme has found that it is having a dramatic impact on participating pupils.
25May2012Football fan becomes a reading fan
Sajid, aged 11, from Whitechapel has changed his mind about reading thanks to Premier League Reading Stars.
08Jul2010Turning a love of football into a love of reading
How we used the excitement surrounding the 2010 football World Cup to promote reading to disengaged children.