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:
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.