About the programme
For the 2016-17 academic year, every primary school* in England and Wales will be able to access FREE Premier League literacy activities, created by the National Literacy Trust. These are part of the Premier League Primary Stars offer.
There is a strike-partnership of two great FREE offers, and you are welcome to deliver both:
- 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 a comprehensive toolkit, pupil worksheets, videos, posters and other supporting resources. Free training on how to deliver the 2016/2017 programme will be available in January / February 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. Premier League, and many Football League, clubs will be trained to deliver PLRS to pupils in their local schools (there may be a charge for this). Regular PLRS schools please note: there will be no physical packs or online challenges this year.
- Premier League Primary Stars Literacy Packs: a selection of six ‘Literacy Packs’ for KS1 & KS2 pupils. These include themed lesson plans designed to motivate children with a range of interests, not just football. They also include inspirational videos and worksheets, teacher guides and games to help consolidate learning.
These offers will be available to download from January 2017, allowing you to deliver in spring or summer terms. 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.
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.