The Letterbox Club

Inspiring a love of reading and engagement with numeracy in children who are looked-after.

Across the UK, children are enrolled for the Letterbox Club by local authorities and schools. Each child receives their own colourful parcel of books, maths games, stationery and other high quality materials once every month for six months, from May to October.

For many children, it's the first time they have had a letter or a parcel through the post and for some it's the first time they have had books of their own.

Find out more information about the Letterbox Club in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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Children say thanks on the 15th anniversary of Letterbox Club

We receive some wonderful feedback from the children and adults. For our 15th annniversary, we're celebrating with some of our favourite hand-written postcards from children who receive Letterbox Club.

About Letterbox Club

Once signed-up by their local authority or school, each child receives their own colourful parcel of books, maths games, stationery every month for six months. For many children, it's the first time they have had a letter or a parcel through the post and for some it's the first time they have had books of their own.

How to sign up

Registration to the Letterbox Club is now closed for 2018, but here's how you can find out more and get in touch with us.

Local Authorities

Letterbox Club parcels can inspire a love of reading and engagement with numeracy for vulnerable children in your area. Local authorities can use Pupil Premium Plus for looked after children and Pupil Premium for other vulnerable children, to fund Letterbox Club.

Schools

As well as children who are looked-after, the programme is suitable for other children you think would benefit. Schools can enrol as few or as many children as they wish. Many schools have said that the Letterbox Club would also support vulnerable children who are on the edge of being in care.

Coordinators

Coordinators signed up to the Letterbox Club can find useful information and resources to help administer the programme via a special coordinators area.

Families

Children who are looked after or vulnerable are registered to take part in the Letterbox Club by local authorities and schools. Each child then receives their own colourful parcel of books, number games and stationery items, once a month for six months.