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Our vision is that every child should learn to read well.
There has never been a more important time for our work.

What we do

1 in 4 primary school children in England fail to reach the expected standard of reading by the age of 11. This leaves them unable to access their secondary education fully, which will have life long consequences. 

Schoolreaders recruits, places and supports volunteers to go to local primary schools and  provide free, weekly, one-to-one reading support for children, prioritising those most disadvantaged.

Hear from some primary school pupils benefitting from time with a Schoolreader

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Schoolreaders Christmas Cards 2023

I wanted to volunteer at a school where the kids aren’t reading well or don’t have stories

"I wanted to volunteer in a primary school where the children aren’t reading well or don’t have stories read to them when they go home at night."

Alison, volunteer, Birmingham

If you'd like to join us as a volunteer, please click here.

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'Thank you so much for the wonderful books – they are fabulous and I know the children will love them.’

Schoolreaders Partner School

Thank you to Moonlight Publishing who have provided us with some of their beautiful picture books for 5-7 year olds to support our charitable work. Read more here.

Update for volunteers and schools


We are looking for individuals keen to volunteer with us to start as soon as possible. Do apply here and make a difference to a child's life story. 


We welcome new partner schools to join our FREE scheme especially if you have many pupils who require extra reading support. Sign up today


National curriculum assessments at Key Stage 2 in England, 2022,, updated 15th December 2022, Department for Education

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