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Our vision is that every child should learn to read well.
There has never been a more important time for our work.


1 in 4 primary school children in England fail to reach the expected standard of reading by the age of 11. This leaves them unable to access their secondary education fully, which will have lifelong consequences. 


Schoolreaders recruit, place and support volunteers to go to local primary schools and provide free, weekly, one-to-one reading support for children, prioritising those most disadvantaged.


Just ten minutes a week with one of our volunteers has been shown to improve children’s reading fluency, comprehension and enjoyment. It also gives them valuable time with an adult who is not a teacher or parent which aids their social skills. The Fir Education Alliance reinforces this need saying children need to ‘engage with a wide range of adults including volunteers and businesses to support their literacy.’ Currently, our volunteers support 16,500 children every week.  


With some children affected by the pandemic and others coping with Special Needs or language development difficulties, there is no one size fits all for children. Under 11s develop their reading skills at different speeds and tailored one-to-one support is ideal for developing their reading experience in their formative years.


Who is this aimed at?

All are welcome to volunteer



Please enquire with Schoolreaders for details



Please enquire with Schoolreaders for details



Please enquire with Schoolreaders for details



Please enquire with Schoolreaders for details


How to get involved

Please get in touch by email or phone for details on a school in your area


Contact details

Phone: 01234 924111



For further information

For more information about Schoolreaders search Schoolreaders in this directory.


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