Read for My School 2016

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Read for My School is an initiative developed in partnership with Pearson with funding from the Department for Education in 2012. The competition 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.


In 2016, Read for My School  was supported by Pearson, Penguin Random House and succeeded in encouraging over 130,000 students from more than 2,000 schools to read an amazing 590,000 books in the spring term.


BookTrust is proud to have been part of building a programme that reached so many children. From 2017, Read for My School will be run by a commercial entity.  To find out more about the initiative, please visit 


BookTrust continues to support children and schools in reading through a variety of programmes, resources and activities. To find out more visit



Children reading at the RfMS launch event