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About the programme

Please note: there are no places left on the 2015/16 programme. Please email us if you would like to be added to the mailing list for schools interested in taking part next season (2016/17).

Premier League Reading Stars is designed to stimulate children aged 9-13 years who love football but lack motivation to engage with and achieve in literacy. We have created a range of resources for the new season that will support your staff to harness this passion. PLRS evaluation has shown that the programme can have a significant impact on attainment and create positive attitudes to reading and writing. 

We work in partnership with the Premier League to create our evidence based literacy programme for schools to use with target groups.

Over the past three years, thousands of children have used Premier League Reading Stars to raise their attainment. In 2014, 3 out of 4 children made at least 6 months’ progress in reading in just 10 weeks; 1 child in 3 made a year’s progress, or more.

Premier League Reading Stars builds on evidence that footballers can influence the way young people view reading, particularly among boys and those on free school meals.

Our new enhanced programme for 2015-16 includes a wealth of resources and benefits - find out about our new season

Read about the impact of our programme

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

Watch our short film to see how the programme works.

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


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.