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.
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.
21Mar2013Mia becomes the first reader in her family
Mia's parents can't read or write. Her brothers left school with very poor literacy. But Mia has become the first reader in her family.
11Mar2013St. Martins CE Primary School: 'Ready to Rumble' with Writing
A teacher from St. Martin's CE Primary, the competition-winning school, discusses their sucess with running the WWE Road to WrestleMania competition. The winning pupil also discusses his experience with the competition.
24Jan2013Not being able to read and write almost ruined my life
Carl Foster struggled to learn to read and write and his poor literacy skills threatened to ruin his whole life. However, Carl eventually learnt to read and he established a successful career and wrote a self-help book about his experience.
14Nov20124 out of 5 young people’s communication skills improved by National Literacy Trust
Words for Work improves young people's communication skills for a third year running.
03Sep2012Our reading programme reaches thousands of children across the UK
Our Young Readers Programme motivates children and their families to read for pleasure. Teachers and librarians running the programme this year have seen significant changes in the children taking part.
31Jul2012Reading Passport gets the stamp of approval from students
This secondary school in a deprived area of Surrey are always looking for creative new ideas to promote reading and so decided to give the Big Diamond Jubilee Read a go. The competition was a great success, and Study Centre Manager Lucy Davis explains why
17Jul2012Big Diamond Jubilee Read makes a big impression on pupils at Newham Bridge Primary School
Newham Bridge decided to get involved with the Big Diamond Jubilee Read in order to strengthen home-school relationships and to get their pupils to talk more about books and stories. They threw themselves into it, with fantastic results...
25May2012Football fan becomes a reading fan
Sajid, aged 11, from Whitechapel has changed his mind about reading thanks to Premier League Reading Stars.
25Apr2012Words for Work inspires and motivates pupils at Bishop David Brown for three consecutive years
Words for Work motivates and inspires secondary school pupils at Bishop David Brown school for three successive years