Read for My School 2016

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Read for My School has finished for this year.


Read for My School challenges children in Years 3-8 attending primary and secondary schools in England to read as many books as they can across the spring term.


Pupils who take part in this year's free competition can:


  • Read over 100 free books
  • Can become Reading Legends
  • Win big prizes for themselves and their school
  • Get recommended reads and challenges


Register now!


Teachers can set-up their pupils with their own accounts. This will give pupils access to the online library, exclusive competitions and a record of their progress.


About Read for My School

The competition aims to challenge children to read as much as they can, explore new and different types of books and get talking about the books they've read. Read for My School is for all children, whether they are confident readers or if they're still searching for a story they love. There is a book for every child, and not only can this competition help them find it, but there are also lots of prizes to be won too.



Children reading at the RfMS launch event


The Prizes


The competition element of Read for My School is split into two areas:


  • Prizes for schools
  • Prizes for students


Prizes for schools


There are three levels to aim for:


  • Bronze (average of 3 books read per pupil)
  • Silver (average of 6 books read per pupil)
  • Gold (average of 9 books read per pupil)


Gold certificate for Read for My School


Certificates are available for teachers to reward their pupils when they reach Bronze, Silver or Gold.


Download certificates

Schools that reach the Gold level will be entered into our prize draw to win Pearson Education vouchers worth £500-£1000 and receive a VIP invite to our awards ceremony in London!


Prizes for students


Teachers can nominate their pupils to become national Reading Legends, giving them the chance to win a tower of books.


Pupils can be nominated under the following categories:


  • Pioneers: pupils who have been encouraging others to read.
  • Voyagers: pupils who were less interested in reading but have made a real effort to read more.
  • Conquerors: pupils who have always enjoyed reading but achieved above and beyond what was expected during the competition.
  • Explorers: pupils who have made an effort to choose their own books, exploring new genres and authors.


Read for mu School prize - a stack of books


Nominate your pupil(s) for a National Reading Legend reward on the Read for My School website

If you would like to reward your own pupils for their reading efforts you can download certificates from the Read for My School website.


Register now for this year's Read for My School


Contact us

If you're having trouble with any aspects of this year's competition then please contact



Read for My School is delivered by Pearson and BookTrust with support from Penguin Schools and Pearson Education.