Primary

Inspiring a love of books in primary schools.

Book Trust works with primary schools and libraries in England and Wales to generate excitement about books and cultivate long-lasting positive attitudes towards reading. Our book packs and teaching resources are hugely popular with teachers and families as they encourage wider reading, support creative thinking and development, all of which help to raise children's wellbeing and attainment levels across the board.

Free events for schools!

This November, BookTrust invites KS2 teachers and Literacy coordinators to free events across the country. Join BookTrust for an exciting free afternoon event, exploring great new books, ideas and initiatives to get your students reading for pleasure.

Time to Read

Every four-year-old in England will get a free book to enjoy and share this September, through our Time to Read (formerly Booktime) initiative.

Story Hunters

Story Hunters is our new reading initiative for Year 4 children, designed especially to help struggling or reluctant readers. To encourage a love of reading, each pupil will get their own personalised pack of selected books and activities, once a month for six months.

Pori Drwy Stori

Pori Drwy Stori is a national programme for Wales brought to you by Book Trust Cymru. It is a universal programme for four- to five-year-olds funded by the Welsh Government to support literacy in the foundation phase. All 35,000 children in maintained Welsh primary schools will automatically be eligible for the programme.

The Ant Club

The Ant Club is a programme offered to selected primary schools providing free resources for Reception and Year 1 classes. All the free materials are designed to inspire, boost skills, build confidence and help children get carried away with words.

Letterbox Club

Letterbox Club focuses on improving the educational outlook for children aged 5-13 in foster families by providing them with a parcel of books, maths activities and educational materials every month for six months.

Read for My School

Read for My School is the national schools reading competition for children in Year 3 to Year 8. Reading for pleasure is at the heart of the initiative, which aims to generate excitement about books and cultivate long-lasting positive attitudes towards reading.

Updates for schools

Updates for schools

Would you like us to keep you updated about the best new books, free resources and great school programmes?