Sign up for Letterbox Club

Every participating child receives six colourful parcels, usually between May and October - to support them through the transition from one school year to the next. The parcels contain books and resources, collectively valuing approximately £220.

Across the six parcels, each child receives 12-14 fiction and non-fiction books, up to 10 fun maths games and around 40 items of stationery. The price is £135 per child, including VAT.

They are delivered to local authorities, schools and nurseries. Staff then distribute them to the children.

Local authorities and schools can use Pupil Premium Plus for children who are looked-after and Pupil Premium for other vulnerable children, to fund the programme.

Over 11,000 children were signed up for Letterbox Club in 2021.

Registration for Letterbox Club 2022 is now open

Parcel deliveries will begin in May 2022.

If you are a local authority, school or nursery, and you have a query about registration please email us at: letterbox@booktrust.org.uk or call us on 020 7801 8805

Letterbox Club parcels

There are six different Letterbox Club parcel sets:

  • Purple - for children aged 3-5, Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Orange - for children aged 5-7, Years 1-2
  • Yellow - for children aged 7-9, Years 3-4 (the books selected for Yellow parcel are for emergent readers)
  • Blue - for children aged 7-9, Years 3-4 (the books selected for Blue parcel are for independent readers)
  • Red - for children aged 9-11, Years 5-6
  • Green - for children aged 11-13, Years 7-8

If a child who is working at a lower or higher level, you can choose the parcel set that will suit them most. Nothing inside the parcels states an age or year group.

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