Read for My School

This programme is no longer run by BookTrust.

Read for My School was a national schools reading competition developed in partnership with The Pearson Foundation with funding from the Department for Education. It launched in 2012.

Read for My School winners

The competition was free for all primary schools in England and challenged children in Years 3-8 attending primary and secondary schools in England to read as many books as they could across the spring term. Prizes were available for pupils and for schools taking part in the competition, at regional and national levels.

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.

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