We improve childhood literacy by providing

volunteers to give one-to-one reading practice to children in UK primary schools. Help us by getting involved, donating or volunteering 

Many children are leaving primary school unable to read to the expected level; that was one in every four children in 2017*.

If a child is unable to read properly at this stage the consequences can be lifelong as they can face difficulties accessing secondary education fully. 

One reason why many children are falling behind with their reading is that they lack opportunities to read one-to-one with an adult.

Schoolreaders helps to address this by recruiting volunteers to listen to children read in primary schools. The volunteers are matched to an appropriate local school.  The scheme has proved extremely successful, showing the extent of the need for this service, which is free to schools. 

Everyone benefits from the scheme; the children, the schools and the volunteers themselves, who gain a great deal of pleasure from seeing what a difference a little of their time makes to a child's reading ability, confidence and enjoyment. 

Why Schoolreaders?


Click here to find out more about how Schoolreaders 

works.  Discover some of the facts and figures behind the UK's persistent literacy problem, and hear what our partner schools and dedicated volunteers say about being part of the Schoolreaders scheme. Sign up here if you would like to receive our twice-yearly Newsletter.

We'll send you everything you need to hold a great Quiz event and we hope that you'll do some fundraising for Schoolreaders at the same time.

Why not sign up your Book Club 

for our 2019 Quiz?  We're asking

clubs all over the country to join us - and your club could  win a fantastic prize.  Catherine Alliott, best-selling author of 15 novels will be having tea with our winners - and they'll be taking home a case of Prosecco too!

Last year's winners, 

Gulliver's Girls WI Book

Club from Suffolk

Our 2018 Quiz​

So do join us!

We had one of our most

fun evenings ever.  The

laughter rocked the house!

Have a look at our blog!

We celebrated our 5th

birthday last September. 

Click here to read 

more about this

and other stories. 

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