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About the programme

For the 2016-17 academic year, every primary school* in England and Wales will be able to access FREE Premier League English activities, created by the National Literacy Trust. These activities will form part of the Premier League Primary Stars offer of free PE, PSHE, English, Maths and Enterprise resources. You can access the PE and PSHE subject resources right now, by registering on the Premier League Primary Stars website,

English Resources, including Premier League Reading Stars, will be available from January 2017. Here’s what the offer will look like – a strike-partnership of two great FREE offers, and you are welcome to deliver both:  

  1. Premier League Reading Stars: a 10 week literacy intervention proven to raise reading levels for targeted under-achieving Y5/6 pupils. You will be able to download teacher guides, delivery notes, pupil worksheets, videos, posters and other supporting resources. Free training on how to deliver the 2016/2017 programme will be available in the New Year and in spring you and your pupils will have the chance to attend a national or regional author event at a Premier League stadium for free. Many Premier League, and Football League, clubs will be trained to deliver PLRS to pupils in their local schools (there may be a charge for this). Further information to follow.
  2. Premier League Primary Stars English Packs: a selection of six ‘English Packs’ for KS1 & KS2 pupils. These include themed lesson plans designed to motivate children with a range of interests. They also include inspirational videos and worksheets, teacher guides and games to help consolidate learning. 

All English offers will be available to download from January 2017. Further information on these offers, club delivery and PLRS training will be posted on this website as soon as we have it – if you would like to be notified please complete our Expression of Interest form.

Watch this short film Watch this short film about Premier League Reading Stars. 

You can also watch coverage of the 2014 launch on BBC Newsround

Read about the impact of our programme

Schools and libraries which took part in the 2014/2015 season are shown on this map

Still got questions? Please see our FAQ.

* Secondary schools please note that these offers are designed for primary school pupils. However, teachers who wish to use these resources for students from Year 7 who are underachieving are very welcome to participate and we would encourage you to do so. Please also note that the National Literacy Trust is currently developing an exciting new programme for secondary schools which will be available this academic year. To find out more please complete our Expression of Interest form.


The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.