National Literacy Trust

We are an independent charity working with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life.

Teachers, schools and early years

We offer evidence-based resources, research, programmes and National Literacy Trust membership to make your literacy provision highly effective.

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    Early years

    Resources and tools for early language development and parental engagement.
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    Primary

    Deliver outstanding literacy provision at primary school stage.
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    Secondary

    Help students develop the literacy skills they need to succeed at school and in their future lives.
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Communities

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Communities and local areas

We target our work in the communities that need help most, working with local partners to deliver place-based solutions. National Literacy Trust Hubs create long-term change in communities where low levels of literacy are entrenched, intergenerational and seriously impacting on people’s lives.

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We support

Parents and families

Parents and the home learning environment have the greatest effect on how a child develops language and literacy skills. Our site Words for Life gives developmental milestones, tips, fun resources and advice to help parents support their children’s literacy development.


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Fundraising

We rely on the generous support of individuals, communities and businesses to continue our vital work to transform lives through literacy.

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Policy and campaigning

Our policy and campaigning work raises awareness of the importance of literacy to make it a priority for politicians, businesses and parents.

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Research

Our research underpins our programmes, campaigns and policy work to improve literacy attitudes, habits and skills across the UK.

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Latest news

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    2019 Books Unlocked reading list announced

    Our prison reading programme, Books Unlocked, has announced the 10 books that participants will have available to read in 2019.

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    Number of businesses pledging to tackle nation’s literacy challenge soars to 74

    74 leading businesses have signed the Vision for Literacy Business Pledge 2019, committing to tackle the UK’s literacy challenge.

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    Raise money for our work when you shop on eBay this week

    As of today, shoppers and bargain hunters on eBay will have the opportunity to donate to our work, through the eBay for Charity programme!

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